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Uber vs. Aslam, CA’s Prop 22, & Fighting for the Global Rights of Gig Workers - LRPN Livestream

Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.

Guests for March 10th, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included Yaseen Aslam (Uber BV v Aslam and President of the App Drivers & Couriers Union), Willy Solis (Gig Worker Collective), and Maria C. Figueroa (Cornell University-School of Industrial and Labor Relations).

LRPN Co-Hosts: Bama Athreya (The Gig Podcast) and Maximilian Alvarez (Working People Podcast and The Real News Network).

Topics Discussed:

  • The UK Uber vs. Aslam;

  • Organizing against Prop 22; and

  • How to build solidarity in the fight for Global Rights of Gig Workers

Additional Credits: Produced by Chris Garlock (Union City Radio); Producer, engineer, and editor is Evan Matthew Papp (Empathy Media Lab).

Additional Links

Episode 3 of The Gig Podcast to learn more about Uber vs. Alsam in Judgement Day Overview: James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam decided to challenge the premise that they were not Uber’s workers. In the UK we follow their precedent-setting lawsuit as it rises to the UK Supreme Court. In the US we talk to drivers and organizers on the eve of their historic victory in California, the passage of Assembly Bill 5 that set a standard for all gig workers to be classified as workers.

Labor History in 2 by the Rick Smith Show: March 10, 1925 The Radium Girls

Music by DC Labor Chorus Song “None of Us Are Free" written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell. Album Hail to the Thieves, Volume III: Songs to Take Our Country Back! Learn more at Labor Heritage Festival.

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About the Labor Radio Podcast Network

The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.

Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.

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