Customer ratings systems—they’re not just for gig economy companies anymore!

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Customer ratings systems—they’re not just for gig economy companies anymore! Here’s why it’s a problem that so many companies are asking us to rate their employees for them. 

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Reputation, reputation, reputation

Uber drivers are demanding their data from the company in the UK, asserting that they have a right to it under the GDPR. 

Organizing Theory

Yesterday & today, people interested in the gig economy & the city have been attending a conference in Philly. Follow the hashtag #platformecon to see what they said. Relatedly, Juliana Feliciano Reyes profiled the city’s labor enforcement office and found it wanting. 

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Uber Freight is expanding to the EU, starting in the Netherlands. 

A worker-owned, refugee-founded cleaning company in Australia just signed a contract with Airbnb

From Partners 

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the Open Markets Institute and others have called on the FTC to ban worker non-compete clauses

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

Connecticut just took a big step toward regulating how much ride-sharing drivers get paid out of the fees that customers pay on apps. 

Kickstarter workers are organizing a union with the OPEIU. 

“This is about person-to-person organizing,” Rideshare drivers in LA are striking this week, and know that it will take more than a one-day strike to bring Uber & Lyft to the table. 

“…increases in state minimum wages in recent years have been associated with decreases in suicide rates.” Welp. Probably should do more of those, then. 

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