gig economy

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Today on TAP: In California, big business tries to overturn pro-worker legislation Read more


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Vox cites a new California law against misclassifying workers as its smoke screen—excuse us, reason—for mass layoffs. Read more

Working in America



Lyft is hosting an event on the climate crisis, when it’s one of the largest drivers (literally) of transportation-related emissions. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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By announcing it would not comply with a California law reclassifying its workers as employees, Uber is returning to the company’s time-honored tradition as a scofflaw. Read more

Law and Justice


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If AB 5 becomes law, it could open the floodgates to similar legislation in other states. Uber and other companies may then find themselves on the defensive. Read more

Working in America


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The National Labor Relations Board is not just changing rules but reversing long-standing precedents. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Some money-losing transit districts shift to ridesharing—but the cost for that may prove even greater. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Our discussion of the quest for decent jobs continues. Read more

Working in America


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How big is the non-standard workforce, and how do we measure it? Read more

Economic Policy


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The strike by Uber and Lyft drivers came amidst highly anticipated initial public offerings from the two rideshare giants. Read more

Working in America


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As the rideshare app goes public, contract workers are striking for benefits and a living wage. Read more

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Refocusing the Social Security debate around intergenerational justice will ensure the viability of retirement for all. Read more

, Economic Policy


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California's AB 5 could be a gamechanger for millions of workers in the gig economy. Read more

Working in America


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A new California Supreme Court ruling imperils the Uber model of exploitation. Read more

Law and Justice



A new paper suggests how to better regulate the gig economy, but the plan may only reinforce its worst abuses. Read more

Working in America