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What’s Going on in the Workforce
Data & Society has just released a new report, looking at the impact of the gig economy & platform work across domestic work and ride sharing services.
If you need a good example of why worker power matters, check out this article about Amazon’s experiments in employee-mediated grievance process.
And while we’re on the subject of turning what used to be professional driving jobs into contract gigs—here’s a good piece about what it’s like to drive for Amazon Flex.
EPI went looking for the missing piece of last month’s Contingent Worker Survey data, by going through tax filings from 2000-2015, and concluded that independent contracting has gone up somewhat, over the past 15 years, but not as a primary source of employment for most people.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
Ride-sharing drivers in New York will now be able to get vision insurance, through the Black Car Fund.