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Opinion: An Uber driver says gig workers should not have to compromise flexibility for benefits

The pandemic has created a scary time and has made app-based workers driving and delivering goods an essential service. It also urgently exposed that more can be done to help independent workers — it’s time to extend new protections and benefits.  Colorado drivers, like me, would benefit greatly from legislation that would guarantee drivers more […]

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Opinion: Why Coloradans should be skeptical about gig companies’ promises

In December, Uber’s CEO asked the governors of all 50 states to give the ride-hailing company’s workers priority for the coronavirus vaccine. The company sent a similar letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It’s a profoundly cynical move. Uber and friends just spent over $200 million on California’s Proposition 22, a successful […]