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  1. Toronto (Ontario)
    Here is the growth of renters, over the past 10 years. I realize that the Gig Economy was less in the BC area, which blocked Uber/Lyft for years. But bear with me, rising house prices, eroding worker rights and opportunities. Chart from Globe & Mail “As borrowing becomes more expensive, it...
  2. Advocacy
    US ‘Flexible Work’ Bill Would Spell Disaster for Rights in Gig Economy Workers Need More Protections, Not Less
  3. Brisbane
    Have a look around non of the gig economy jobs require vaccination. Clearly gig workers are going to be the unvaccinated working for their pittance…
  4. Toronto (Ontario)
    GL26.11 Back-to-School - Vehicle-for-Hire Driver Training (Ward All) http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/getMeetingMonitor.do Held Paul Ainslie LIVE YOUTUBE LINK:
  5. Toronto (Ontario)
    A pretty good piece on the 'subsidizing' of the gig economy by fire-hoses of venture cap money. This is not news to many of us here, who have seen the whole mess race to the bottom in the last 5 years. But a good recap nonetheless. "A few years ago, while on a work trip in Los Angeles, I...
  6. Toronto (Ontario)
    I was reading Penn State's 2019 Research paper on PART-TIME RIDESHARING, and how they do not quantify part-time work as "NUMBER OF HOURS" driven, but rather how dependent the driver is on the income of gig-economy. i.e. Driving 35 hours, but the NET$ only amounting to 3% of your annual...
  7. News
    To fix racial bias in the gig economy, start with the rating systems It's never as simple as "one star" or "five stars." By John H. Chuang Co-founder and CEO, Aquent September 24, 2020 Inequality in the gig economy is nothing new. For years, millions of low-paid gig workers have been denied...
  8. Stories
    This question was posed in a rather unfortunate and ugly way way earlier, but I am interested in having this conversation in a serious, and thoughful way (No, Seriously!) Ignoring the 'punching down' racism and framing of this former query (it's edited above, and I'm not linking to the closed...
  9. Site Help and Suggestions
    To the webmaster(s) of UberPeople.net: Greetings! Since the freelance gig economy has rapidly grown to include quite allot more than just rideshare and delivery, may I humbly suggest that sub-topics be created in honour of other forms of the freelance gig economy. Just to name a few: -...
  10. Toronto (Ontario)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/business/economy/uber-lyft-drivers-wages.html " Some critics on social media noted that the companies had paid Cornell $120,000 to support costs like research assistance, not an unheard-of arrangement for such work. (Mr. Hyman and his fellow professors...
  11. Advice
    Instacart hired 300,000 additional workers in a month and said in late April it planned to add 250,000 more... Do you think all the people who lost their jobs will be able to make money by doing gig work? 🤔
  12. News
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/01/airbnb-magazine-gig-economy-brand-storytelling/
  13. Australia
    The Australian Government on 27 September 2019 announced an inquiry into the retirement income system: https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Treasurer-Media-Release-Review-of-the-Retirement-Income-System.pdf. The inquiry is to release a consultation paper in November 2019 and...
  14. Toronto (Ontario)
    Great advertisement... would rather have you support the website and avoid such uber/lyft tactics.
  15. Melbourne
    https://www.afr.com/leadership/workplace/victoria-flags-going-it-alone-on-gig-workers-20190507-p51ktd (Paywall in place) Financial Review: EXTRACT: Victoria flags going it alone on gig workers Patrick Durkin, BOSS Deputy Editor May 7, 2019 - 4.41 pm The Victorian government has flagged it...
  16. Toronto (Ontario)
    A good read: https://eand.co/young-people-are-giving-on-capitalism-because-capitalism-failed-young-people-70b4f0ab3de It's no surprise, then, that young people have given up on capitalism. They aren't just against it. They mock it just like a child might say: "I'm not afraid of that monster!"...
  17. Toronto (Ontario)
    I detest everything to do with the Russian State and everything I have thought and written about has always been in the context of democratic institutional socialism. I'm proud to point to social medicine and other social safety net programs adopted in many western countries albeit one, the...
  18. Los Angeles & Orange County
    New way to make lots of $$ without any cut going to ap provider.. Reason #4 is my fave.. They need to make an ap for this.. Would any of you guys sign up?
  19. News
    Full: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/31/uber-loses-appeal-against-landmark-uk-workers-rights-ruling.html Uber lost an appeal against a landmark 2016 ruling that the ride-hailing firm should treat its U.K. drivers as workers entitled to benefits like a minimum wage and...
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