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Stand With Uber and Lyft Drivers: Make Gig Economy Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, income, economic injustice, gig economy, strikes, petitions )

- 12 hours ago -
The workers went on strike because they are being left behind. The IPO is a massive payday for investors on the backs on drivers. Uber's business model forces drivers to be independent contractors.
Revoke the NRA's Tax-Exempt Status
Business  (tags: guns, gun nuts, lobbying, corruption, petitions )

- 3 days ago -
The NRA has long been hemorrhaging money. And now, it's been revealed that their financial deals have largely been a gross misuse of their tax-exempt status.
Eurovision Protests Grow in Solidarity With Palestine
Business  (tags: BDS international, BDS cultural boycott, Eurovision song contest, solidarity, Palestinian human rights violations, news/media/eurovision, occupied Palestine, BDS week of action, BDS-America, BDS Global Action-movement, europe, usa, world )

- 5 days ago -
People across Europe are taking action in response to the Palestinian call to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest being hosted next week in Tel Aviv.
As Reactors Shut in Massachusetts & Pennsylvania, Nuke War Rages in Ohio & New York
Business  (tags: business, nuclear reactors, finance, power industry, energy prices )

- 5 days ago -
As the nuke power industry slumps toward oblivion, 2 huge reactors are shutting in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The shutdowns are a body blow to atomic energy. The soaring costs of the decayed US reactor fleet have forced them to beg for huge bailouts.
Tell WA State: Withdraw Public Funds From Bail Industry
Business  (tags: prison-industrial complex, economics, finances, petitions )

- 7 days ago -
In Washington state, public funds are invested in the predatory, multi-billion dollar bail industry - including the pensions of teachers, state employees, judges and others.
San Francisco Bans Cashless Stores
Business  (tags: society, culture, banking, cash )

- 8 days ago -
Officials in the US city of San Francisco have voted to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people.
Protecting Reproductive Care Is Critical for Working Women and the Economy
Business  (tags: women, jobs, employment, reproductive rights, birth control, sexism, petitions )

- 8 days ago -
After decades of improvement, women's progress in the workplace has stalled; out of 22 advanced global economies, the U.S. is 20th in women's workforce participation.
Support the PRO Act
Business  (tags: workers, employees, wages, benefits, income, workplace safety, bills, petitions )

- 8 days ago -
House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act - comprehensive legislation to strengthen protections for workers' rights to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and safer work conditions.
How the Hustle and Gig Economy Is Choking the Middle Class
Business  (tags: gig economy, wages, income, part-time workforce )

- 9 days ago -
Many gig economy workers are part-timers doing freelance work on the side, to supplement paychecks from full-time jobs. There are 15.8-million independent workers who are full-timers, according to The State of Independence in America 2018 report.
Demand That Uber and Lyft Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: gig economy, drivers, income, wages, economic injustice, petitions )

- 9 days ago -
Ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft aren't paying their fair share. Because they treat their drivers as contractors instead of employees, the drivers are on the hook to pay both sides of the Social Security and Medicare payroll tax.
Uber and Lyft: Drivers Deserve a Fair Share
Business  (tags: gig economy, wages, income, economic injustice, strikes, protests, petitions )

- 9 days ago -
People can't live like this. 60 hour work weeks, rate cuts, insurmountable debt, and random deactivations are devastating the livelihoods of Uber and Lyft drivers around the globe.
Demand An Investigation of the NRA
Business  (tags: guns, firearms, weapons, violence, petitions )

- 9 days ago -
The NRA plays dirty - and recently, there have been multiple credible allegations of financial shadiness throughout the organization.
The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us
Business  (tags: banks, finances, economics )

- 11 days ago -
As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation's second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota.
Pride in Surrey, Drop BAE Systems as a Sponsor
Business  (tags: LGBTQ, violence, war, petitions )

- 12 days ago -
Pride is standing in opposition to discrimination and violence to LGBTQ+ people and celebrating visibility, dignity, equality and safety from harm. We should be proud to stand up against discrimination and violence in all its forms.

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