Taxi drivers protest against Uber


Published: 10Feb2016

"Taxi and limousine drivers in Montreal are planning to block access to certain sites across the city Wednesday in protest against Uber." (Montreal Gazette)

Barry Eidlin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, McGill University

“Uber’s convenient technology has made it a hit with customers worldwide, but critics charge that much of its 'disruptive' innovation involves creative ways to avoid rules to protect workers and consumers alike. The Montreal taxi drivers’ concerns about Uber highlight one part of this bigger problem.”
—Barry Eidlin

He’s interested in the study of class, politics, and institutional change. More specifically, his research focuses on explaining the diverging trajectories of working class power in the United States and Canada over the course of the twentieth century.

barry.eidlin [at] He's not available today between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Cellphone number available upon request. (English, French)

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