Tag: gig-economy

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www.groene.nl > Evert de Vos
‘Klanten willen best meer betalen als de pizzabezorger een eerlijk loon krijgt’
7 jul. 2021 - De flexibilisering van de arbeidsmarkt is te ver doorgeschoten. Een grote onderklasse hopt van baantje naar baantje. De overheid moet zorgen voor meer bescherming en zekerheid. Arbeidsonderzoeker Hafid Ballafkih: ‘Bijna alle solidariteit is uit het systeem verdwenen.’
 · black-struggle · diversity · gig-economy · labour · labour-rights · migration · poverty · randstad · solidarity

www.propublica.org > Ariana Tobin, Justin Elliott and Ken Armstrong
Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You
2 oct. 2020 - Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the secretive world of work-at-home customer service, helps large corporations shed costs at the expense of workers. Now the pandemic is creating a boom in the industry.
 · airbnb · arise · at-and-t · black-struggle · comcast · covid-19 · disney · gig-economy · harassment · intuit · labour-rights · sexual-violence

The Hustle Economy: Race, Gender and Digital Entrepreneurship
26 jan. 2021 - Apply to participate in Data & Society’s academic workshop, The Hustle Economy: Race, Gender and Digital Entrepreneurship. This online collaborative program on May 20, 2021 will have space for both deep dives into academic works-in-progress as well as multidisciplinary discussions of alternative practitioner projects that contribute to the understanding of hustle economies and their embodiments. Data & Society’s Director of Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington Sareeta Amrute, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science Tressie McMillan Cottom, and Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia Lana Swartz invite applications from project leads to workshop their academic papers, podcasts, chapters, data mappings, and so on, and from collaborators to prepare interdisciplinary feedback on the selected works-in-progress. Together, we’ll help develop this emerging field centered on the lived experience, blunders, and promises of the digital economy.
 · black-struggle · gig-economy · platforms · racist-technology

www.economicliberties.us > Moe Tkacik
Rescuing Restaurants: How to Protect Restaurants, Workers, and Communities from Predatory Delivery App Corporations
18 sep. 2020 - At the end of March 2020, about two weeks into the national coronavirus lockdown, three of the leading food delivery apps were struck by the same marketing strategy, aligning themselves with a mission to “save” independent restaurants. Postmates shot an ad campaign titled “#OrderLocal” featuring celebrities like Mindy Kaling saying, “You don’t want to come out of this tough time and find that all your favorite small businesses are closed.” DoorDash launched a campaign called “Open for Delivery,” temporarily waiving the delivery fees charged to consumers, and later followed up with an ad campaign featuring celebrities like George Lopez and Ming-Na Wen talking about restaurant jobs they had before they were famous. Grubhub also rolled out a promotion called “Supper for Support,” exhorting its 23.9 million users to rally around the small enterprises that “are the lifeblood of our communities” and promising a $10 discount on any order placed between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. as a kind of reward for their solidarity, “so you can save while supporting the restaurants you love.” 
 · doordash · gig-economy · grubhub · not-read