A History of Uber Organizing in the UK

Aslam, Yaseen and Woodcock, Jamie (2020). A History of Uber Organizing in the UK. South Atlantic Quarterly, 119(2) pp. 412–421.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8177983


This article details Yaseen Aslam’s experience of organizing at Uber. Yaseen is the National General Secretary of UPHD (United Private Hire Drivers), a branch of the IWGB (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain). He is a co-claimant, with James Farrar, in the employment rights court cases against Uber in the UK. The article is the outcome of co-writing with Jamie Woodcock, presenting Yaseen’s first-person perspective. It builds on the method of workers’ inquiry and writing between workers and academics.

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