Reclaiming Work: Can Cooperatives Overthrow The Gig Economy?

By Shyam Krishna, Red Pepper. -

The pandemic has brought into focus the stark conditions and precarity faced by workers in the gig-economy. When the dust settles, can these workers who were at the frontlines of this crisis [...]

Gig Workers Collective Organizes Nationwide Strikes

By Eliza Levinson, Next City. -

Instacart workers announced a massive strike: the first that gig workers for the San Francisco-based company would undertake during the coronavirus pandemic. The strike, which took place on March [...]

Striking Employees Reveal Basic Economic Principle That Derails COVID-19 Fight

By Leigh Osofsky, The Conversation. -

A series of recent protests by the workers preparing and delivering our essential foods and other goods highlights a key risk to our ability to combat the coronavirus. Some employees at an [...]

Gig Workers Fight Back: ‘We Don’t Want To Deliver COVID-19 With Your Groceries’

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The economy has shut down considerably in the United States so that people can shelter in place and slow the spread of COVID-19, but not all workers are able to do so. Essential workers include [...]

A Pandemic Is No Time For Precarious Work

By Bama Athreya, Inequality.org. -

The Trump administration and many of its wealthiest allies recklessly floated an end to social distancing, endangering public health to allegedly help “the economy.” I don’t usually take the [...]