Your Call: Protecting workers' rights in the gig economy
On the February 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how independent contractors are working to protect their rights in the gig economy.
During preparations for the Superbowl, ride-share drivers planned on protesting the event to bring attention to their lack of support from their companies. On-demand workers receive little in terms of job security, benefits, regular shifts, or recourse. Uber is one of several “gig economy” companies fighting efforts to reclassify independent contractors as employees.
Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org
Denise Cheng, gig economy and worker support infrastructure researcher
The Weekly Standard: The Next-Big-Thing: ‘Gig economy’ workers’ rights
Fast Company: What does a union in the sharing economy look like?
Wired: Uber Drivers Protest the Superbowl
Robert Reich: Why the sharing economy is hurting workers