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01 Jan 2020

AB5 and the Uncertain Future of Independent Journalism

As of today, the world of independent, noncommercial journalism is turned on its head. Effective Jan. 1, Assembly Bill 5 limits freelance writers and photojournalists to 35 submissions per outlet in any given year. The alternative is to hire freelancers as employees, but as most people well know, independent news

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16 Oct 2019

San Francisco Gives Cars the Boot for a Better Market Street

Imagine life on Market Street with no cars. You could play soccer, do somersaults or have a heated debate with your imaginary friend right in the middle of the road. Well, maybe not exactly…but close. The city is about to find out just what people will do in the middle

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18 Sep 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Secure Rights for Many “Gig” Workers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 Wednesday, which firms up what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee and beginning in 2020, many workers will be reclassified according to the new rules. That’s music to the ears of many Uber and Lyft drivers who have been hard at work

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08 May 2019

Support Workers’ Rights, Boycott Uber and Lyft Wednesday

San Francisco Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t trying to pick you up today. Instead, as Uber is set to make billions on the public stock exchange, drivers are striking in the name of things like livable wages and minimal benefits. San Francisco rideshare drivers are joining others from cities across

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06 May 2019

This is Why You Should Support the Uber & Lyft Strike On Wednesday

On Wednesday May 8th, Lyft and Uber drivers in cities across the US will be turning off their apps in protest as Uber’s IPO approaches. While the current list of cities includes New York, San Francisco, San Diego, LA, Philly, Chicago, DC, Boston and Minneapolis, ALL of us should refrain

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30 Aug 2018

Bay Area Woman Escapes Abduction by Lyft Driver

Oakland resident Brittney Sundquist (27 yrs) escaped what she describes as an attempted abduction by a Lyft Driver on August 23rd, 2018.  She filled a police report the next morning and posted a screenshot of the driver along with her story on a facebook post.  Britney explained that the Lyft Driver going

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12 Apr 2018

These E-Scooters Need to Be Stopped, And We Know How to Do it

While people were celebrating Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, Tech execs were busy driving e-scooters into ‘San Fran’ at a top speed of 15 mph.  Naturally, there are some problems, you don’t introduce an invasive species into a San Francisco without upsetting the habitat.

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27 Apr 2017

Best Craigslist Missed Connections from Lyft & Uber Rides

On Craigslist there were a surprising number of posts for passengers seeking passengers, passengers seeking drivers, and other combinations found just within the last couple of weeks.

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