Ryan Valentine, a former driver for Uber, marks his vehicle with messages expressing his dissatisfaction with the company before a protest drive in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 16, 2016. As the online gig economy grows, workers are beginning to band together to secure what they see as fairer treatment from companies that make them feel more like employees than contractors.
Ryan Valentine, a former driver for Uber, marks his vehicle with messages expressing his dissatisfaction with the company before a protest drive in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 16, 2016. As the online gig economy grows, workers are beginning to band together to secure what they see as fairer treatment from companies that make them feel more like employees than contractors. LUKE JOHNSON NYT
Ryan Valentine, a former driver for Uber, marks his vehicle with messages expressing his dissatisfaction with the company before a protest drive in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 16, 2016. As the online gig economy grows, workers are beginning to band together to secure what they see as fairer treatment from companies that make them feel more like employees than contractors. LUKE JOHNSON NYT

Uber drivers and others in the gig economy take a stand

February 06, 2016 02:00 PM