A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Companies like Uber and Etsy don't have to tell most of the people working with them how much they've earned. With the federal government so behind the curve, some states are changing their rules.
Many gig workers are classified as independent contractors, leaving them without minimum wages and other workplace protections. Creating a new category of worker could fix that.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
With more Australian workers joining the gig economy, questions about how these workers will fare in their retirement are becoming more pressing.
Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
Using technology and rhetoric, ride-hailing companies manage to dictate drivers while simultaneously creating the illusion of equal relation.
A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Why Uber needs to address the values that are embedded in its technological success.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing
Whether or not food delivery workers feel exploited is irrelevant, because they have few other options.
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
An independent review of modern working practices looks destined to change very little for people stuck working in the gig economy.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
A study shows the reality of gig worker experiences is far more nuanced than enjoying flexible work or being exploited.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?