For those of you watching or inconvenienced by the 24 Uber strike in select major cities, you might be happy to hear that they have agreed on a settlement, for the most part. The biggest issue was that many fulltime drivers wanted to be viewed as employees with benefits. While Uber still claims drivers are … Continue reading Uber Strike Worked… Sort Of?
The gig economy is in full force. Those who work gig jobs driving for Lyft or Uber have actually accumulated enough power to stand up for their income. Sourcing poor work conditions and pay rates, drivers in big cities are planning a strike this week to send a message to 'the man.' NYC drivers are … Continue reading Lyft and Uber Drivers Plan Strike
Freelancers make up a large portion of the workforce. Tired of traditional options, they are taking their financial freedom in their own hands. Whether it is your Uber driver, your Rover dog walker, your UpWork freelancer, or the person you hired to pick up and deliver your food. These are the hidden employees in our … Continue reading The Gig Economy and the Underground Workforce
A recent report has stated, while unemployment is low, wages haven't changed. What does this mean? Chances are that the growing number of 'gig workers' who exist in our economy may actually be self-reporting as employed, although they are not technically employed. Independent contractors fall through the cracks when reporting employment stats. They are not … Continue reading The Gig Economy is Skewing Unemployment Rates