My situation is not unique. 76% of instructional staff appointments in US higher education are now not even full-time jobs
Source: I am an adjunct professor who teaches five classes. I earn less than a pet-sitter | Lee Hall
Many taxi drivers love the entrepreneurial nature of the work but they still want and need security and protection. Recent developments of the gig economy in the states of Washington and California are breakthrough moments for the potential to organize workers against companies like Uber. We can’t wait for the courts to figure out the gig economy: we have to be organizing now, despite the challenges.
Source: Uber, Taxis, Independent Contractors, and Unions | Portside
A proposed deal between SEIU and Airbnb has been criticized by housing groups and labor activists, including some SEIU members, concerned that Airbnb has exacerbated housing crises in cities across the US, including in San Francisco, where Airbnb is headquartered.
Source: Airbnb Negotiations with Powerful US Labor Union Facing Backlash
When I first started with UberX, I was getting a lot of negative ratings. I asked the other drivers, “Guys, what am I doing wrong?” And they said, “Listen, you got to put some candy and water in th…
Source: On Racial Bias and the Sharing Economy | ON LABOR
In the arrangement, which is still being finalized, workers would have to be paid at least $15 an hour, a move that gives Airbnb a lot more ammunition for its political battles.
Source: Airbnb is forming an alliance with one of the nation’s biggest labor unions – The Washington Post
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Answers remain scarce as Canadian labour grapples with Uber, Airbnb and the ‘gig economy.’
Source: How Do Workers Organize When Their Boss Is an App? | The Tyee