Tag: gig workers

  • Helping gig workers help themselves

    By Steven Hill,  Hans Böckler Stiftung, April 11, 2022

    From new technologies to new organizing methods, tools and training for gig workers: Support is starting to emerge. Will it help? Will organized labor in the US pitch in?

    Gig workers emerged from an economy flattened by the contraction of 2008-9, which saw massive layoffs and a growing reserve labor pool.…

  • The Rise of the Distributariat

    By Steven Hill, Project Syndicate, July 16, 2021

    The shift to remote work during the pandemic has brought both disturbing developments, like the increased use of surveillance technology, and promising ones, like the de-linking of employment from geographic location. But without new rules of the road, workers overall will be worse off than they were before COVID-19.

  • The broken business model of Uber and Lyft is taking a heavy toll on society

    By Steven Hill, Fortune, Dec. 19, 2020

    What would a safety net look like for gig workers in the Internet-based economy?

    It would provide health insurance, naturally, and a retirement plan, sick leave, and injured worker and unemployment compensation. And it would be equitable and portable: A person working part-time for different companies would have robust benefits that travel with them from job-to- job. …