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The Side Income Trap and the Rise of the 4-Income Household
Business  (tags: households, income, earnings, wages, shrinking middle class, gig economy )

Freya
- 10 days ago - msn.com
The side hustle? It's a trap! And if we're not careful, we're going to end up with a new economic category: the Four-Income Household. In fact, we might already be there.
Stand With Uber and Lyft Drivers: Make Gig Economy Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, income, economic injustice, gig economy, strikes, petitions )

Freya
- 37 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The workers went on strike because they are being left behind. The IPO is a massive payday for investors on the backs on drivers. Uber's business model forces drivers to be independent contractors.
How the Hustle and Gig Economy Is Choking the Middle Class
Business  (tags: gig economy, wages, income, part-time workforce )

Freya
- 47 days ago - msn.com
Many gig economy workers are part-timers doing freelance work on the side, to supplement paychecks from full-time jobs. There are 15.8-million independent workers who are full-timers, according to The State of Independence in America 2018 report.
Demand That Uber and Lyft Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: gig economy, drivers, income, wages, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 47 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft aren't paying their fair share. Because they treat their drivers as contractors instead of employees, the drivers are on the hook to pay both sides of the Social Security and Medicare payroll tax.
Uber and Lyft: Drivers Deserve a Fair Share
Business  (tags: gig economy, wages, income, economic injustice, strikes, protests, petitions )

Freya
- 47 days ago - actions.sumofus.org
People can't live like this. 60 hour work weeks, rate cuts, insurmountable debt, and random deactivations are devastating the livelihoods of Uber and Lyft drivers around the globe.
What Happened to All the Good Jobs?
Business  (tags: labor, work, jobs, income, employment, gig economy, temporaries )

Freya
- 238 days ago - thenation.com
To understand how the steady job began to disappear, you have to understand why it emerged in the first place in the 1940s and '50s.
Are Uber's Anti-Regulatory Crusades Hurting Drivers and Their Cities?
Business  (tags: cars, transportation, automobiles, gig economy )

Freya
- 482 days ago - thenation.com
By pushing business-friendly legislation, the ridesharing industry could be starving cities of taxes that could otherwise be invested in public transportation.
Life in the Gig Economy or The Economics of Desperation
Business  (tags: gig economy, exploitation, weaponized desperation, capitalism )

Sheryl
- 494 days ago - extranewsfeed.com
The newest tool of exploitation is weaponized desperation. For the belief that they will one day rise to the ruling class, workers shed their rights to health, happiness, and dignity. The gig economy is nothing more than a farce which exploits workers
Uber and Lyft, Driving Drivers Into Poverty and Despair
Business  (tags: transportation, gig economy, deregulation, poverty, greed )

Freya
- 500 days ago - nationofchange.org
In 2016, Uber and Lyft combined spent more on lobbying than Amazon, Walmart and Microsoft combined. They use their political might to win deregulation bills.
This Cab Drivers Suicide Should Haunt Everybody in the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: taxi driver, Doug Schifter, City Hall, shotgun, suicide, gig economy )

Sheryl
- 500 days ago - alternet.org
Doug Schifter drove a livery cab for most of his adult life. On Monday morning, Schifter stood before City Hall, placed a shotgun to his head and pulled the trigger. Prior to his suicide, he published a lengthy post on Facebook.
Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge America's Growing Army of Gig Economy Workers
Business  (tags: workers, gig economy, labor rights, greed, taxes, tax breaks, benefits )

Freya
- 585 days ago - alternet.org
The Republican tax bill now in Congress would imperil many hard-won rights for workers by building a new legal wall between businesses and so-called gig economy workers that absolves management of many obligations owed to employees.
Economic Update - Slavery Child Labor The Gig Economy   video
Business  (tags: Richard Wolff, gig economy, economic update, professor of economics )

Sheryl
- 596 days ago - youtube.com
He covers many areas on here and is worth a watch. He is a professor of economics and he has a heart. Good program he has.
Blatant Illegal Job Misclassification Causes Stress and Pain
Business  (tags: independent contractors, gig economy, benefits, wages, economic injustice, jobs, income )

Freya
- 1059 days ago - alternet.org
Are gig economy workers independent contractors or indentured servants?
The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
Business  (tags: Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, gig economy, economic injustice, wages, income )

Freya
- 1126 days ago - alternet.org
Gig economy profits are mostly going to wealthy executives.
Cut-Throat Capitalism: Welcome To the Gig Economy
Business  (tags: business, corporate, economy, Entrepreneurs, gig economy, cut-throat capitalism, ethics, labor, law, politics, society )

Lynn
- 1853 days ago - alternet.org
By removing any social protection, the gig economy returns us to the most oppressive type of cut-throat and hierarchical capitalism, a social order where the power to hire and fire has been restored to employers, ... unfettered control over the workplace.
 

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