Make no mistake, the corporations leading the gig economy and the sharing economy will never be a part of the resistance.

Paris Taxi strikes against Uber, via Newsweek
Parisian taxi drivers strike to protest Uber, via Newsweek

Make no mistake, the corporations leading the gig economy and the sharing economy will never be a part of the resistance. Backed by billions of dollars in Wall Street funding, these companies, including Uber and Lyft, are upending labor standards for which workers have spent centuries fighting. Sharing is the new euphemism for worker exploitation, meaning that workers share the scraps after corporations loot profits. Even as these corporations make million-dollar pledges today, they still refuse to abide by Minimum Wage laws.

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For more, Biju Mathew’s ethnography of the political organizing among New York Taxi drivers: “Taxi!: Cabs and Capitalism in New York City”.