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Program 20: 'UberLand' - The Lies Behind the Gig Economy! Salute to the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG)

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

The David vs. Goliath story of the Uber drivers who took on America's most valuable startup.

UberLand - A first-of-its-kind feature length documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the labor issues surrounding Uber and the gig economy. It’s the story of a scandal-ridden startup that upended transportation, defied regulators, decimated the taxi industry and ended up cannibalizing its own drivers. The film follows San Francisco Uber drivers Eric, Robin, Antonio and Xavier as these independent contractors navigate the gig economy where many workers have meager earnings and few labor protections. “UberLand” features interviews with workers and Silicon Valley thought leaders and asks us to consider the true cost of the gig economy. (2018, 54 min)

Shorts (to precede):

Against the Wind - Jamie is the world's greatest Uber driver, but his sense of self is challenged the week that self-driving cars are introduced as replacements. He must compete with the superior robots to save his job. (2018, 13 min)

Autonomous Transit: Fight for Jobs and Safety - Autonomous vehicles are being tested nationwide, to incredibly dangerous results. For both jobs and livelihoods. Join TWU in the fight to maintain safe public transportation and good union jobs in the face of unproven robotic technology invading communities across the U.S.

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