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IAM Business Unionists In NYC Cut Deal With Anti-labor Uber In Gig Economy " “historic betrayal” of drivers because it gives up their most important tools to achieve economic power.

IAM Business Unionists In NYC Cut Deal With Anti-labor Uber In Gig Economy " “historic betrayal” of drivers because it gives up their most important tools to achieve economic power.
Uber Deal Shows Divide in Labor's Drive for Role in 'Gig Economy'"
http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/uber-gig-economy-labor/?xid=gn_editorspicks
MAY 23, 2016, 10:35 AM EDT

But not everyone in the U.S. labor movement is cheering.

Uber Funding IAM Corporate Union In NYC To Control Workforce

Uber Funding IAM Corporate Union In NYC To Control Workforce
"The guild has already signed up roughly 45,000 Uber drivers since it was launched, says Jim Conigliaro Jr, founder of the guild and the general counsel at the Machinists Union District 15, which is closely affiliated with the Independent Drivers Guild. The guild draws most of its financial support from Uber and it is free for drivers to sign up. It is planning to shift to a voluntary dues system soon, which will offer extra benefits such as life insurance."
Uber and Airbnb business models come under scrutiny"

Leaks Show Machinists’ Union Corrupt President Tom Buffenbarger Secretly Moved Up Endorsement Vote to Help Clinton "Five months after the vote, Buffenbarger retired and joined the Clinton campaign as an unpaid surrogate and liaison to labor groups."

Leaks Show Machinists’ Union Corrupt President Tom Buffenbarger Secretly Moved Up Endorsement Vote to Help Clinton "Five months after the vote, Buffenbarger retired and joined the Clinton campaign as an unpaid surrogate and liaison to labor groups."
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/19572/machinists_union_president_s...
BY BRANKO MARCETIC

IAM Tops Putting the Con in the Gig Economy -UBER's DC Company Run By IAM Bureaucracy “What we didn’t know was that, behind the scenes, they were engaging with Uber to sell everyone out,” Desai said."

IAM Tops Putting the Con in the Gig Economy -UBER's DC Company Run By IAM Bureaucracy “What we didn’t know was that, behind the scenes, they were engaging with Uber to sell everyone out,” Desai said."
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2016/08/putting-con-gig-economy
IAM Tops Putting the Con in the Gig Economy

August 22, 2016 /
Chris Brooksen

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Oakland port strikes deal with bankrupt terminal operator

Oakland port strikes deal with bankrupt terminal operator
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29538989/oakland-port-strikes-dea...
By George Avalosgavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com
POSTED: 02/19/2016 05:46:57 PM PST0 COMMENTS| UPDATED: ABOUT 14 HOURS AGO

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