In national news:

Mother Jones published a profile of labor super-lawyer Shannon “Sledgehammer” Liss-Riordan, the attorney behind the massive San Francisco misclassification lawsuit against Uber. Liss-Riordan has successfully won multi-million dollar judgments against Starbucks, FedEx and American Airlines, among hundreds of other companies and employers. According to Liss-Riordan, “Uber is obviously a car service,” and to insist otherwise is “to deny the obvious.” If her suit, which depends on California labor laws’ definition of an employment relationship, is decided in favor of the class she represents, it could be a damaging wave to Uber’s intensely contractor-dependent business model.

Read the profile here. Read the original complaint as filed by Liss-Riordan here.

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