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The Stranger | 11.11.15

Can Seattle Launch a Movement for a New Kind of Workers’ Union?

Alex Rosenblat

D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat and Luke Stark’s work in researching Uber’s labor management was discussed in this article by the Stranger.

After studying online forums where drivers talked about their work, “what we found really fascinating was how work was mediated, how there were distributed managerial functions through algorithms and community service representatives, and policies, and media broadcasts,” Rosenblat said. “All these sources of information were providing this role that middle management would have otherwise provided.”

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