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New UCLA Report Finds Driving is More Than a Casual Gig For LA Ride-Hailing Drivers

Our new report, More Than a Gig: A Survey of Ride-hailing Drivers in Los Angeles, highlights the lived experiences and job conditions of drivers working in the gig economy. It is the first comprehensive study of drivers working for transportation networking companies (TNCs) in Los Angeles County.

May Day Happenings

May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, celebrates workers and working people across the world. In Los Angeles, for over a decade, this day has also become a day of celebration and mobilization for the immigrant community. Below you will find information about upcoming events and marches commemorating workers and immigrants in Los Angeles.

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