Uber

4:26pm

Thu April 16, 2015

4:57pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Technology

A conversation about workers' rights in the gig economy

Jack Alley for The New York Times

Sharing economy companies like Uber and Lyft have become a powerful part of the economy. Now, some of the workers propelling that sector are organizing to ask for more from the companies that pay them. Drivers from both companies have filed a lawsuit -- they want to be made employees rather than contractors, and receive the benefits mandated by the state of California.

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9:39am

Thu February 19, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alex Petrini, 14 (center), and classmates from Sacred Heart Preparatory School came to St. Mary's Cathedral for a candlelight vigil against the proposed "morality" document
Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

King tides at Candlestick Point offer glimpse of planet’s future // SF Gate

“As this week’s king tides washed over a small beach at Candlestick Point, the San Francisco Bay became an unlikely classroom for teaching the grim reality of sea-level rise...

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10:05am

Tue February 3, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

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11:44pm

Sun August 3, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: How would you define the sharing economy today?

On the August 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the transformation of the sharable economy with the explosion of for-profit companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and Task Rabbit? Big investors and venture capitalists are backing these companies. Who’s investing? What is the original mission of the sharing economy and how has it changed? What should a sharing economy look like? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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