July 23, 2017

‘No Uber Oakland’ kicks off campaign with list of demands



Street signage board with Uber Technologies Inc. logo
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Uber announced it would open an extension of its global headquarters in downtown Oakland, California, a couple of years ago. It had plans to renovate a historic 1920s-era building and move in thousands of employees to become one of Oakland’s largest employers.

This announcement was greeted with mixed emotions. While the city said it looked forward to added commerce, locals worried about gentrification and rising rents.

But, over the past two years Uber’s vision has dwindled.

The renovations, which were slated to be complete this year, have slowed and the building still appears to be in the early phases of construction. In March, Uber announced it was scaling back the project […]

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