Gig economy
Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation

Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.

Pandemic in Brazil: app delivery laborers report worsening working conditions

Workers claim that demands put forth during 2020’s unprecedented strike have not been met and rates are even lower

California’s gig workers and Florida’s minimum wage: some ballot measures that require your attention

While gig economy workers faced defeat in their struggle against California’s Proposition 22, Florida workers secured a major victory in their six-year-long fight to raise the minimum wage to USD 15 per hour

US Elections: Joe Biden inches ahead

As counting in many States continues, Joe Biden seems to have pulled ahead, taking a lead in key States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been making insinuations about mail-in ballots

Latest US poll stunt proves Uber, Lyft are their own worst political enemies

Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment

Californian court passes injunction on gig workers’ law, after threats from Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft, have strongly opposed California’s AB5, that classifies gig workers as employees, instead of as contractors of the companies

Food delivery workers strike in multiple Indian cities against drastic reduction in pay

Delivery personnel with the Indian company Swiggy are protesting in a number of cities claiming that the payment they get per order has sharply decreased, as have other incentives

App delivery drivers mobilized across Brazil to demand better work conditions

The national walkout on Wednesday May 1 was organized to demand better conditions for thousands of informal motorcycle delivery workers

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

Role of capital and labour in digital economy

Parminder Jeet Singh talks about what a digital economy is and the role of capital and workers in it

California’s labor law regularizing gig economy workers could set a global precedent

The legislation is the first of its kind and will likely force app-based corporates like Uber to reclassify their workers as employees rather than as contractors

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