Wobbly* is an app started by a former Deliveroo courier @KingMob to mobilize workers like that.
Workers and customers would not just be mobilized to strike and boycott, but also to connect with each other using an alternative platform that cuts the middleman.
Exciting idea. The #Wobbly app seems useful for a variety of contexts where grassroots self-organization and networking is important. The idea of a platform that facilitates simultaneously striking and operating a cooperative is great. (Reminds me of the 1919 general strike in Seattle, WA.)
"LABOR WILL FEED THE PEOPLE. Twelve great kitchens have been offered...
"LABOR WILL CARE FOR THE BABIES AND THE SICK. The milk- wagon drivers and the laundry drivers are arranging plans for supplying milk to babies, invalids, and hospitals...
"A few hot-headed enthusiasts have complained that strikers only should be fed.. let them get this straight: NOT THE WITHDRAWAL OF LABOR POWER, BUT THE POWER OF THE STRIKERS TO MANAGE WILL WIN THIS STRIKE."
@LeoSammallahti @KingMob This event coming up in Manchester UK and online: https://www.uk.coop/uniting-co-ops/events-calendar/how-couriers-can-take-control-co-op-alternative-uber-eats-and
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