Food delivery workers are now essential workers. But they're still not treated as employees.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she's getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain's creaking, privatised bus networks.
An Ontario labour board decision to allow Foodora workers to unionize appears to have set an important precedent. But unionizing workers in the gig economy will continue to be an uphill battle.
The EU needs to reconsider its approach if digital platforms are to thrive.
Uber's first safety report revealed 107 deaths and nearly 6,000 sexual assaults over two years. But the rideshare service may still be safer than the alternatives.
Digital transactions generate massive amounts of revenue and the Kenyan government wants to ensure that online traders pay their fair share of taxes.
We need to see uberisation in the context of all forms of precarious and insecure work becoming more acceptable.
Uber's London licence has been a political football for several years, but that's not really the point.
In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
An upcoming study on workers in the gig economy suggests the future of work may be a lonely and uncertain one for many workers.
Uber Works is the next step in the evolution of the gig economy.
Some initiatives aim to develop more ethical and equitable models.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
WeWork's uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies on Libra’s foundation raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Facebook's new cryptocurrency.
New technologies and services aren't creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.