“I feel strongly that lawyers have to stand up to corporations like Uber,” Kabateck said in an email summarizing the dispute. “If not us, who? The so-called ‘gig’ or ‘shared’ economy is one of the biggest threats to individual workers in California today. Most don’t understand the significance of having a growing percentage of the workforce out there without the protection of an employer-employee relationship. As the Uber model seeps into other businesses and professions, soon most people won’t be ‘employed.’ They will just float from job to job as business owners get richer and richer off their hard work.”
This quote really hit home. Uber is just the tip of the iceberg. If they succeed all future employment will be crap. The rich will keep getting richer and the workers will become day laborers working for scraps.
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