The New Racial Wage Code

“The legal identity of on-demand platform workers has become a central site of conflict between labor and industry. Amidst growing economic inequality, labor representatives and workers have demanded that platform …

Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way.

“The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft. One of the nation’s largest grocery …

Digital Piecework

“Silicon Valley capitalists have brought back piecework, using legal gray zones and digital machinery to accelerate the amount of work that goes unpaid. But, bedazzled by the technology and corporate …

Why Uber and Lyft are taking a page out of big tobacco’s playbook in labor law battle

“Uber and Lyft are waging a scorched-earth regulatory battle to avoid providing basic benefits to their drivers, now considered essential workers, in their largest US market: California. In response to …

The Pitfalls of Uber and Lyft as Franchisors

“Uber and Lyft are in the early stages of discussions to possibly turn many of their California drivers into employees. However, rather than become employees of the companies, the drivers …

A Brief History of the Gig

“In early 2012, San Francisco taxi drivers began to raise the alarm at organizing meetings and city hearings about “bandit tech cabs” pilfering their fares. “I’ll sit at a hotel …

A Brief History of the Gig

In early 2012, San Francisco taxi drivers began to raise the alarm at organizing meetings and city hearings about “bandit tech cabs” pilfering their fares. “I’ll sit at a hotel …

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