Crowd work and the 'on-demand' economy

Ten years ago, university researchers launched a website in the United States giving digital platform workers access to information on the clients of these platforms, and therefore the opportunity to denounce those least respectful of their rights. With the support of trade unions, the project was adopted in Germany in 2015.


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Crowd work and the 'on-demand' economy
Silberman, S., Harmon, E., Irani, L. and Li, K. (2017), 'Crowd work and the 'on-demand' economy', ETUI: HesaMag, Special report 27/30. No. 16.


  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • professional services
  • Online moderately skilled click work
  • Germany
  • 2017
  • Article
  • representation, industrial relations, social dialogue, challenges
  • English
  • ETUI: HesaMag (Research institute)
  • Open access
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