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Protecting Gig Economy Workers' Rights

Posted by by Ashley on 10/10/2019 to News

"A microcosm of our new gilded age"

- Colorado International Activism Film Festival

As new industries emerge, labor protections lag behind while courts and legislators struggle to catch up with new technologies. Ostensibly created to make our lives easier, Uber and similar tech companies fueling the "gig economy" have created a host of problems for the drivers who enable their success.Uber Land chronicles this era of digital-feudalism, and follows four Uber drivers fighting for the basic labor protections denied to them because of their status as independent contractors. The film demonstrates the lack of regard by those at the top for the people upon whom their unprecedented wealth is predicated, and the refusal of the workers to let that dynamic continue unchecked.


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