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TappCar announces unionized workforce

Description: An Edmonton ride-sharing app has reached a historic agreement with Teamsters Local 987.

Source: The Edmonton Journal

Date: 09/28/2016

Link: http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/tappcar-announces-unionized-workforce

Related links:

Metro News story
Global News story
TappCar
Teamsters Local 987

Questions for discussion:

• Why is this a historic agreement?
• What does the new agreement include?
• What reasons does TappCar give for signing this agreement?
• Consult your text: what challenges do unions face in attempting to organize workers in the “new economy”?
• Can you think of other such companies that have been organized or that unions have attempted to organize?

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