The UK has ruled that the Uber can no longer treat it’s drivers like slaver labor, or the capitalist friendly term “third-party contractors”.
Following a lengthy legal fight, the UK’s highest court ruled against the taxi hailing app firm and concluded drivers should be classed as workers, not independent third-party contractors, which means they are entitled to basic employment protections, including minimum wage and holiday pay. The victory, described by the GMB union as “historic”, paves the way for drivers to claim compensation running into thousands of pounds, although it could take months for the details to be worked out.
This is truly historic for workers’ rights as it relates to companies that refuse to treat their employees like employees. The courts need to take up similar cases in America to determine that the same treatment is unethical that the UK just ruled on. Workers in the food industry, especially restaurants, are notoriously underpaid due to the tipping system, which the courts should also look at. Thanks to all the corporate nincompoops Trump put on the courts, under the guise of pro-life, they will most likely not win. Hopefully future challenges will prove me wrong. As an aside, both founders of Uber, Travis Kalanick (who is a jew) and Garrett Camp, are worthy billions each. Uber itself is worth over ten billion and brings in tens of billions in profits each year. Tell me again why Uber can’t pay their employees a living wage.