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Introduction: Using an App to Go to Work—Uber as a Symbol of the New Economy

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Rosenblat, A. (2018). Introduction: Using an App to Go to Work—Uber as a Symbol of the New Economy. In Rosenblat, A. Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work. University of California Press, pp. 1-20

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[...] according to the company, its drivers are not workers atall - they are"consumers" of Uber's technology serivces, just as passengersare. [...] Uber's lawyers exlained thatthe company's drivers are actually customers of its software. "Fundamentally, the commercial relationship between these drivers and transportation providers andUberisonewhere they are ourcustomer, where we licenseto them oursoftware, and we receive a fee for doing that." [...]

we all know this but worth remembering. can any company argue this? why is uber special? surely the category of worker as a protected categoryunder the law was due to necessity

—p.4 by Alex Rosenblat 3 months, 1 week ago

[...] according to the company, its drivers are not workers atall - they are"consumers" of Uber's technology serivces, just as passengersare. [...] Uber's lawyers exlained thatthe company's drivers are actually customers of its software. "Fundamentally, the commercial relationship between these drivers and transportation providers andUberisonewhere they are ourcustomer, where we licenseto them oursoftware, and we receive a fee for doing that." [...]

we all know this but worth remembering. can any company argue this? why is uber special? surely the category of worker as a protected categoryunder the law was due to necessity

—p.4 by Alex Rosenblat 3 months, 1 week ago