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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Los Deliveristas Unidos
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Data & Technology
This report contains the findings from a participatory action research project that examined the working and living conditions of delivery workers engaged by digital platforms (also known as apps) to deliver restaurant food orders to consumers in New York City. Findings show that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper begins by providing a clear framework to help define gig work and understand how it relates to other forms of work. It continues by drawing on current research to identify the prevalence of gig work, the demographics of the workforce, and job quality outcomes, using data...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Firms like Uber, DoorDash, and others have amassed market power by circumventing labor rights through the practice of classifying their workers as contractors rather than employees. Many of the firms within the so-called "gig economy" have argued that the freedom to choose when to...

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