What’s Going on in the Workforce
“Because the supply of gig labor is liquid and comprised largely of part-time workers, employers like Uber have more flexibility to adjust wages and working conditions —but it’s their most dedicated workers who are affected most.” Strong work on what motivates gig economy workers, by Alex Rosenblat.
The taxi industry in Los Angeles is paying for LAPD sting operations that target Uber & Lyft drivers.
Gig economy companies are having a tough time retaining workers, as they cut wages and the overall economy adds jobs. But some kinds of freelance work is still picking up, especially in expensive housing markets.
The Future of Music just published this fascinating survey data on the income of working musicians.
Will the Hyperloop revolutionize shipping, as well as passenger transport?
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Instacart workers threaten strike the week of Thanksgiving, over the app’s change in tipping policy.
An on-demand app for finding family caregivers just launched in the UK.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
Digital security tips for protestors, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.