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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon May 08, 2019. 24 comments

Uber’s Twisted Logic Means This Isn't a Strike. It's a Boycott

Uber’s Twisted Logic Means This Isn't a Strike. It's a Boycott

Today, many Uber and Lyft drivers in major cities across the country are striking to protest their pay and working conditions, in large part because they’re classified as independent contractors instead of employees. But Uber doesn’t think of its drivers as independent contractors or employees. It believes drivers are, in fact, Uber’s customers.

It’s right there in Uber’s filing with the...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Jan 17, 2019. 24 comments

Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike

Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike

Travelers are taking to Twitter to express their amazement with TSA blaring Kanye at JFK, the sixth busiest airport in the U.S. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport, are well aware of the situation, simply telling Business Insider that employees are being allowed to pick music in the terminals. What employees are not allowed to do, however, is strike.

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth May 27, 2018. 21 comments

Brazil Is Going Full Mad Max As Truckers Protest High Diesel Prices 

Brazil Is Going Full Mad Max As Truckers Protest High Diesel Prices 

Gas stations are empty. People are stealing gas from one another. Flights are grounded. Surgeries are cancelled. Supermarket shelves are barren. All because truck drivers have gone on strike.

Diesel prices have been rocketing sky high in Brazil lately, and truckers aren’t happy. According to Brasil de Fato, the current increase is a direct result of a pricing policy. Petrobras, Brazil’s...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Jan 18, 2018. 24 comments

All Those Small Crossovers We’re Buying Have A Depreciation Problem

All Those Small Crossovers We’re Buying Have A Depreciation Problem

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: All Those Cheap Little Crossovers Are Even Cheaper On Resale

The auto industry has been pumping out subcompact crossovers lately to woo #millenials by making the auto trend du jour in a smaller, more...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Oct 02, 2017. 7 comments

Uber's Board Can't Stop Battling With Travis Kalanick Who Can't Stop Battling With Uber's Board

Uber's Board Can't Stop Battling With Travis Kalanick Who Can't Stop Battling With Uber's Board

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

1st Gear: Will The Uber Drama Ever End?

Former CEO Travis Kalanick is the ex that just won’t go away for Uber, the ride-sharing company valued at $70 billion despite a number of high-profile PR black eyes this year.

On...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 20, 2017. 20 comments

Chicago Mechanics Come To An Agreement With Dealerships After Seven Weeks On Strike

Chicago Mechanics Come To An Agreement With Dealerships After Seven Weeks On Strike

After seven weeks, National Labor Relations Board claims, rusted tools, the loss of jobs and other strike ugliness, unionized Chicago-area mechanics and area dealerships came to an agreement on Sunday. Those who did not lose their jobs during strike, which is the majority, returned to work on Monday.

Why 2,000 Chicago Mechanics Are At War With Car Dealers

While on strike this month, Joe...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Sep 19, 2017. 19 comments

Autoworkers At A GM Plant In Canada Are Striking Over Their Future

Autoworkers At A GM Plant In Canada Are Striking Over Their Future

About 2,800 unionized autoworkers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, went on strike late Sunday night. Jerry Dias, the union’s president, said Monday it could be awhile before they get back to work.

Dias is president of Unifor, the union representing the workers at CAMI Assembly, which builds most Chevy Equinoxes. The plant also used to build GMC Terrains, though GM shifted that work to...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 12, 2017. 19 comments

The Chicago Mechanic Strike Keeps Getting Uglier

The Chicago Mechanic Strike Keeps Getting Uglier

Nearly 2,000 automotive mechanics in the Chicago area are about to enter their seventh week on strike, fighting dealers for major structural changes to their employment. And a week after the group representing dealers accused the technicians’ union of violating federal labor laws, the union filed its own federal complaint against the group for what it calls “bargaining in bad faith.”

The...

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Chris Clarke Chris Clarke Sep 09, 2017. 24 comments

Allegiant Pilots' Union Uses Scare Tactics To Get Higher Pay

Allegiant Pilots' Union Uses Scare Tactics To Get Higher Pay

Just a day after being sued by the Las Vegas-based airline over an illegal strike, Teamsters Local 1224, which represents Allegiant's pilots and currently in negotiations with the airline for a new contract, has published a letter to passengers warning them about "persistent mechanical problems."

The letter praises Allegiant and its passengers for creating the most profitable airline in...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 03, 2017. 21 comments

Chicago Dealer Group Accuses Striking Mechanics' Union Of Breaking Federal Labor Laws 

Chicago Dealer Group Accuses Striking Mechanics' Union Of Breaking Federal Labor Laws 

Several Chicago-area dealerships have made individual agreements with mechanics amidst a now month-long strike over harsh pay structures and treatment, the Chicago Tribune reports. But the negotiations have been collective so far, and, now, the bargaining group representing dealers has accused the technicians’ union of violating federal labor law with the individual deals.

Why 2,000 Chicago...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 26, 2017. 24 comments

Why 2,000 Chicago Mechanics Are At War With Car Dealers

Why 2,000 Chicago Mechanics Are At War With Car Dealers

While on strike this month , Joe Schubkegel saw his $100,000 set of tools pushed outside and left in the rain. Two days before, his health insurance was canceled. Four days after, he was told he’d been “permanently replaced” at work. All he wanted was to be paid for all of the hours he works, not to be shorted by a system that relentlessly chops down payable time.

Striking Mechanics Say...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 16, 2017. 24 comments

Striking Mechanics Say Dealership Left Their Tools Out To Rust 

Striking Mechanics Say Dealership Left Their Tools Out To Rust 

Nearly 2,000 mechanics in the Chicago area have been on strike since Tuesday over work hours. Letters allegedly sent by more than one dealership informed employees of the “consequences” of striking: a discontinuing of their health insurance, hiring ads for their jobs and, in one case, tools being put outside.

One letter was originally sent to Jalopnik by more than one emailer, all of whom saw...

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