I find it absolutely amazing how transparently companies like Lyft and Uber are using a cheap workforce without even basic employee rights in order to subsidize a loss-making business model that will attract enough investors for them to put all their money into driverless cars that will put the workforce out of jobs. That bill passing in California that locks in the non-employee status of these drivers is still one of the things on this earth that makes me most angry.

@foggy they've actually dropped the driverless car part of the business plan now that they can just rely on their workers having no rights and no pay

@velexiraptor You're right I think Uber divested from this, but I think Lyft is still all-in

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