The Labor Movement Goes PRO
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike yesterday across nearly a dozen cities in the U.S. to call for the passage of the PRO Act, which would allow employees to unionize and gain greater wage transparency and better benefits. In other labor news, workers at the Frito-Lay plant in Kansas have entered their third week in a strike against poor working conditions.The #FreeBritney Movement hits Congress as members of the House of Representatives this week proposed the FREE Act, a bipartisan bill that would grant individuals like Britney Spears the right to request for their private guardian or conservator to be replaced.And in headlines: drug manufacturers reach a $26 billion opioid settlement with state AGs, central China faces extreme flooding, and scientists in the United Arab Emirates electrocute clouds to produce rainstorms.Show Notes:LA Times: “Uber and Lyft drivers strike over pay, gig-work conditions” – https://lat.ms/3BuWMf1New Yorker: “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights” – https://bit.ly/2Us9vOZFor a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday
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