Live from our recent Globe Pub driver event, this up and coming musical talent is not only a rideshare driver but a force of nature. Check him out!
A few months ago we were made aware of pending legislation sponsored by Alderman Scott Waguespack, 32 Ward Alderman and chair of the Chicago city council’s Finance Committee, to further regulate rideshare by removing out-of-state cars and drivers from the Chicago service area. Gig Workers Matter has worked to follow-up with both Ald. Waguespack as well as a few other city council members. We are also partnering with like-minded advocacy organizations to push this piece of legislation through city council.
In addition, we are also following up with key Illinois state legislators working on the drafting bills similar to California’s AB5 legislation. It is still early in the process for those efforts but we’ll keep an eye on progress in the coming months.
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Really insightful NY Times opinion piece on why our work matters. Today it’s rideshare and delivery gigs. Tomorrow, it could be hotel and other service industry jobs affected by the app economy. It’s all connected. Read more below.
Join us on Wednesday January 22 for a night out to meet your fellow drivers and hear about the latest updates on our efforts with city hall and beyond.
We recently participated in a Jobs for Justice event on December 3rd that brought together legal experts, academics, policy advocates, journalists, and drivers to speak on a panel about Apps, Transit, and the Environment. Stay tuned for more details about this event and our future plans in 2020!