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Gig News – April 20th

Published April 20th, 2015 -

As Professor Sachs recently posted, OnLabor will now provide bi-weekly updates with labor news from the “gig” – or “sharing” – economy.  The gig economy is exploding, and will continue to grow at a rapid pace according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoope... More »

 

Uber, the Gig Economy, and Labor

Published April 16th, 2015 -

OnLabor will soon launch a new feature providing coverage of labor news from the “gig” – or “sharing” – economy.  Similar to our Fast Food News feature, Gig News will consolidate stories with important labor implications fro... More »

 

Uber Drivers Go Offline in "Global Day of Protest"

Published October 23rd, 2014 -

As we reported earlier this week, Uber drivers in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London picketed outside of the company’s offices and turned off their apps yesterday in what drivers are calling a “global day of protest.” Originally ... More »

 

The Life of an Uber Driver, Part Two: Uber Drivers Respond

Published October 21st, 2014 -

Last week, I wrote about the inner workings of Uber’s business model and how the company has made several drastic changes over the summer. To briefly recap, Uber has increased the commission it takes from drivers while cutting the overall fares they charge cus... More »

 

The Life of an Uber Driver, Part One: The Business Model

Published October 13th, 2014 -

Uber, a ride-sharing service operating in 45 countries and more than 170 cities worldwide, has upended the taxi industry and become a major labor flashpoint as a leader of the “1099 economy.”  Economists claim that Uber has a unanimously positive impact on con... More »