This was a panel at the LaborTech 2015 conference called
"The UBER "Share The Crumbs" Economy, Exploitation and Discrimination"
Ruth Silver Taube is a Supervising Attorney of the Workers' Rights Clinic at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, an Adjunct Professor of Santa Clara University School of Law, and a Special Counsel for the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center. She teaches a Workers' Rights' class at Santa Clara University School of Law that investigates retaliation claims filed with the Labor Commission. She is the Coordinator of the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition, a founding member of the Bay Area Equal Pay Collaborative, Legal Services Chair of the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, and an alternate delegate to the Santa Clara County Human Trafficking Commission. She has partnered with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California, the Filipino Bar Association, and the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants to establish monthly community law clinics for Vietnamese American clients and quarterly clinics for Filipino clients. Prior to law school, she was a journeyman machinist, President of IAM Local 547 in District 93, and a Senior Field Representative for SEIU 535. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, District Court Judge, Northern District of California, San Jose Division and worked as a federal mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as a panel mediator for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. She is a frequent speaker on wage theft; employment law issues in human trafficking, equal pay, and domestic violence cases; and ERISA disability benefits. She previously taught at Njala University College, in Sierra Leone, West Africa with the Canadian Peace Corps. In 2013, she was the keynote speaker at the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California’s dinner and received the Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Victim Support Network and the Commitment Award from the Alexander Community Law Center. In 2015, she received the Pro Bono Advocate of the Year award from WorkSafe.
STEVEN HILL is a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and his forthcoming book, Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Naked Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, will be published by St. Martin's Press this October. He is a veteran journalist and author of four other books, including the internationally praised Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age, which was selected as one of the "Top Fifteen Books of 2010" by The Globalist. His articles and media interviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Financial Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Project Syndicate, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Politico, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Salon, Slate,BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News, NPR, PBS, Democracy Now, Austrian Public Broadcasting and many others. He lives in San Francisco, CA.
An immigrant tech worker from India working in the United
States for over a decade.
Completed Grad school at UMass Lowell 2005.
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