Gig workers around the world are finally organizing. Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies.
Photo: Jean Chung
[5.5K words; 30 mins.]
If paywalled: https://archive.is/38k0C
(some optional resources for further reading into the topic)
- The investors pushing the gig model around the world (7m): https://restofworld.org/.../global-gig-workers-investors.../
- The gig workers index - Mixed emotions, dim prospects (6m): https://restofworld.org/.../global-gig-workers-index.../
- How the platform economy sets women up to fail (9m): https://restofworld.org/.../global-gig-workers-how.../
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