May 24, 2017

Uber’s quasi-union is calling for an investigation into rival Juno



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Ride-hailing drivers call for union elections at a rally last fall. Uber’s quasi-union filed an FTC complaint against Juno this week over supposedly misleading promises. Ride-hailing service Juno promised a more worker-friendly alternative to the zero-sum labor practices of Uber and Lyft — it offered drivers a piece of the company itself.

But that dream died last month when Juno suddenly jettisoned drivers’ part-ownership agreements following a $200-million sale to rival Gett.

Drivers were left justifiably irate, and now Uber’s fledging quasi-union is taking up their cause.

The Independent Driver Guild (IDG) — the industry’s first labor group to receive employer recognition — filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday calling for […]

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