Gig Workers Demand Data Transparency
Access to data for gig workers can provide a valuable source of information and bargaining power in a traditionally opaque and risky industry.
California Judge Renders Gig Worker Law Unenforceable
A judge ruled against California's Proposition 22, which let ride-hailing and delivery businesses classify workers as independent contractors and discouraged unionization efforts.
California Voters Chose Uber Over Employment Law—What it Means for the U.S.
After the most expensive initiative campaign in California history, California voters approved Proposition 22 by a wide margin. The consequences of the vote could go national.
New Gig Economy Player: Eviction Crews For Hire
A new company called Civvl is hiring contract workers to help evict people during the economic struggles of the pandemic.
Opinion: California Needs to Close Gig Economy Loopholes
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
Ride-Hail Drivers Strike Today. Will Riders Boycott?
Uber is expected to be valued at $91 billion for an Initial Public Offering this spring. Initial investors will get rich. Drivers won't get much.
The Gig Economy for Mapping
A new startup wants to use blockchain and the Uber model to create free, open-source maps.
Plugging in Scooters for a Living
Electric scooters need maintenance and charges, so Bird is using the gig economy to make sure its scooters keep scooting.
Friday Funny: The Onion Deconstructs the 'Gig Economy'
Satirical news site The Onion lambastes (in familiar fashion) the gig economy—i.e., the euphemism applied to the side jobs and revenue sources offered by transportation network companies like Uber and short-term rental companies like Airbnb.
Tracking the Growth of the 'Gig Economy' in U.S. Cities
The Brookings Institute thinks it has found a way to measure the impact of the expanding 'gig economy'—i.e., freelancing work enabled by online platforms like Airbnb and Uber.
Airbnb Launches New Anti-Discrimination Policies
In an effort to curb the culture of discrimination enabled on its platform, Airbnb will roll out new features to ensure better service for minorities.
New York Could Ensure Benefits for Taxi, Uber Drivers
The New York City Council will consider legislation that would address a lack of employment benefits for 'gig economy' workers.
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