Uber/Lyft, Amazon Workers, Reeling from Human Crisis, Fight Back

LA Progressive

In a Mobile Workers Alliance virtual town hall on March 31, Uber driver Ruben said that even with a doctor’s note he was denied any benefits. Uber’s last communication to Ruben: “We are sorry that this upsets you, but our decision is final.”

There are no masks left in L.A. County’s emergency stockpile

Los Angeles Times

This week, local nurses union SEIU 721 filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health because of the reuse of face masks and lack of N95 respirators. Union leaders demanded that hospitals not assign suspected COVID-19 patients to their members until they were provided the appropriate gear.

Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn’t His Problem


Before the pandemic, this sort of ploy across the gig economy read as a way to prop up unsustainable companies by gouging their own workforces; during covid-19, hewing to the same approach is simply irresponsible.