History of Taxi Driver Organization in San Francisco

Interesting history of worker organization among taxi drivers in San Francisco, from the first streetcars to Uber and Lyft:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2921486

I was particularly grateful for the way the author describes the interplay of organizational leverage, labor laws, and industry-specific regulation, in this case at the municipal level.

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Meanwhile, at the software production level, and maybe somewhere near Seattle… the prospects for worker organization are… well… can we say ‘predictably remote’?

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