Picking sides in the pandemic: the Rich or the Rest

A journalist called me a “class traitor” for leaving Uber to start a worker-owned competitor: Co-op Ride.

I’ve had the privilege of being welcomed into the upper-echelons of the elite “meritocracy.” McKinsey & Company. Georgetown. Uber. Stanford. They all let me slip through the pearly gates.

But I’m the daughter of a self-employed real estate appraiser and a unionized public school teacher. NYSUT, a federation of New York State teacher unions, funds my parents’ retirements and sister’s health insurance. My household…