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As Uber has poured tens of millions of dollars into a California ballot measure to avoid classifying its drivers as employees, one engineer from inside the ride-hailing company spoke out against this campaign on Tuesday. In an op-ed published by TechCrunch, Kurt Nelson said Uber doesn’t have drivers’ interests in mind.

“Uber works because it’s cheap and it’s quick,” Nelson wrote. “But it’s become clear to me that this is only possible because countless drivers are spending their personal time sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up a ride, completely unpaid. Workers are subsidizing the product with their free labor.”


Nelson is one of only a handful of gig economy company employees to speak out against Proposition 22. It’s been historically rare to see tech workers criticize their employers’ positions. But that’s starting to change. Google employees organized walk-outs in 2018 over the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations

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Guardian XO full-body, battery-powered wearable robot selected as Finalist in Products category and for Honorable Mention in General Excellence category

Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, announced that its Guardian® XO® industrial exoskeleton—the world’s first full-body, battery-powered wearable industrial robot designed to increase strength and endurance—has been recognized by Fast Company in their 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. The Guardian XO robot was named a Finalist in the Products category and received Honorable Mention in the General Excellence category.

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Sarcos Robotics Named a Finalist for Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through

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