A new study indicates that task-oriented, app-based labor has failed to delivered the financial returns many workers had hoped for.
A California court ruling makes it harder for companies to classify employees as independent contractors. Gig economy companies are pushing back.
The gig economy is being driven by those who seek to cut costs; this begins and ends with their ability to wiggle out of being considered “employers” in any sense.
When we glom on to political labels and attach ourselves to partisan ideologies, we allow the establishment to shatter us into encampments.
The capitalist elites want everyone else to be temp workers trapped in demeaning, low-paying, part-time, service-sector jobs without job security or benefits. For a prime example of this, check out what Uber and Lyft have done to taxi drivers, and their own drivers, in New York City.
A review of video in the Arizona crash involving a self-driving vehicle shows that its laser and radar sensors should have triggered braking.
The death in Tempe, Ariz., is the first associated with a fully autonomous test vehicle, and it is seen as a blow to the image of the new technology.
The ride-hailing firms have skirted traditional transportation laws, flooding the streets with cars for hire and causing economic hardship for licensed cabdrivers.