Proposition 22 keeps workers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft classified as independent contractors, but it also reveals deeper problems with contemporary labour markets.
New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.
The debate over how to classify gig workers pits flexibility against the higher incomes and benefits that come with being classified as an employee.
Workers say they love the freedom of platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit but find it hard to earn a livable wage. Cooperatives that give worker-owners a voice in how they are run offer a solution.
Bad behaviour and toxic culture at a company can be corrected if the organization's board of directors states clearly the values they are looking for in a CEO.
Uber drivers are back in court for a final showdown with the American company.
Millions of dollars are spent every election by corporations that want to influence state regulations and policies, and that's likely to continue in the upcoming election.
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
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.