Uber

Working Class Decomposition and Gig Economy Work

Driver strike Uber HQ, San Francisco 8 May 2019

On 8 May 2019 around 300 protesters, mostly Uber and Lyft drivers, blocked Market Street in San Francisco in front of Uber's international headquarters as part of a global strike by drivers timed to coincide with Uber's IPO. This brief analysis attempts to situate these struggles against working class decomposition, with its roots in neoliberal deregulation, and the rise of so-called "gig economy" work.

Uber and Lyft drivers deserve a better strike

An article from the Organizing Work blog, critically analyzing the recent Uber/Lyft strikes. This article focuses on the US experience, and doesn't discuss the extent of participation in the UK.

Striking the Gig: Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Calling For a National Strike on May 8th

On May 8th, workers are organizing a national single day strike against rideshare firms like Uber and Lyft. They’re calling on app users to join them by refusing to request rides for the duration of the 24 hour action.
Salvo investigates what set the stage for this clash, how gig workers in precarious states of employment are organizing, and how we all may soon be in a similar position to them.

The Drop: London Couriers Bulletin

Since September 2018, the London Branch of the IWW union has been organising with workers in the food delivery sector, most of whom work for Deliveroo and UberEats. Besides aiding individual members and helping to organise strikes, we have begun a monthly newsletter which reports on local as well as international conditions and struggles. We hope this bulletin can help London couriers develop their struggle against the companies and the state, as well as enable our union to maintain local contact with workers in various areas of our city.

The View from the Picket Line: Reports from the food platform strike on October 4th

Reports from UberEats couriers on strike in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle. This report was first published by Notes from Below as part of their issue on "a month of revolt in the service sector".

‘No Money, No Food!’ London UberEats workers on strike

The largest ever UberEats strike shuts down East London. This article was first published by Notes from Below.

IWW Couriers Network: Our Network, Our Struggle

Only 7 months on from a meeting between a couple of disgruntled couriers in a dingy pub in Cardiff the IWW Couriers Network is growing across the UK and Ireland.

IWW Courier Network Cymru Bulletin

A bulletin produced by UberEats and Deliveroo workers with the IWW Couriers Network Cymru. First hosted on Notes From Below.

IWW Cymru joins forces with the Couriers Network Cymru

The Welsh branch of the IWW have teamed up with the Couriers Network Cymru to help fight for better conditions across the industry.

Uber drivers in Kenya on indefinite strike

Drivers on strike

Drivers for Uber, Taxify, Little and Mondo-Ride have been on indefinite strike since 11th September over working conditions and high commission rates.