gig economy

labor

Yoga Instructors Are the Latest Gig Workers to Unionize

A union drive at one of the nation’s largest yoga chains is the latest sign that the gig economy is fertile ground for organized labor.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
9.12.19
money-ineq

Uber and Lyft’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True in California

A newly passed law would require rideshare companies to treat their drivers as employees and provide them with benefits like health insurance.
Brendan O'Connor
Alex Lubben
9.11.19
gig economy

California Passed a Bill That Will Make Delivering Food for a Startup Drastically Better

The legislation will make it illegal for delivery apps to pocket drivers’ tips and force companies to reimburse drivers for gas and other expenses.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
9.11.19
Lyft

Lyft Will Require Sexual Violence Prevention Training For Drivers, Following a Flurry of Lawsuits

The ride-share giant is adding new safety requirements for Lyft drivers while fighting legislation that would give drivers more rights and benefits.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
9.10.19
2020

EXCLUSIVE: Kamala Harris Is Backing a Bill Giving Uber, Lyft, Postmates Workers New Rights

Harris's position puts her at odds with her brother-in-law and a top campaign adviser, both of whom work for Uber.
Cameron Joseph
8.23.19
Quit Your Shitty Job

How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Competitive Dancer

Meet Andrew "Pyro" Chung, a former factory worker and Costco cart collector turned street dancer and studio owner.
Anne Gaviola
8.14.19
YouTube

The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around

The YouTubers Union has joined forces with Europe's largest trade union to fight for a fairer platform.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.26.19
Race

Somehow, Fiverr Ads Have Gotten Even More Tone-Deaf

The company's latest campaign quite literally illustrates how the gig economy exploits women of color.
Leila Ettachfini
7.24.19
food news

DoorDash May Finally Change its Shady Tipping Policy

After a spate of bad press, the company says it will no longer repurpose workers' tips to pay their wages.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.24.19
Work

The Gig Economy Screws Over Everyone But the Bosses

It keeps wages down and the majority of gig workers would prefer the security of a full-time job, a recent report says.
Anne Gaviola
7.24.19
games review

Watch A City’s Politics Shift Through the Rear View Mirror of Your Cab in ‘Night Call’

It's not much of a detective story, but 'Night Call' does have some great mysteries.
Rob Zacny
7.19.19
labor

This Bill Could Destroy Uber's Unsustainable Business Model

An unholy alliance of on-demand companies is desperately trying to stop a California bill from reclassifying their independent contractors as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.18.19
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