This pandemic is a 'fork in the road' for gig worker benefits

This article gives an in depth discussion on the recent development of unemployment insurance in the United States, especially for platform workers. As COVID-19 keeps people indoors, delivery and other contract workers are more visible than ever—making this a pivotal time for them to secure basic rights, such as health care, sick leave, workers’ compensation, and stable pay.

Pardes A. (2020), ‘This pandemic is a 'fork in the road' for gig worker benefits’, Wired, 9 Apr.

Metadata

  • Article
  • Yes
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • DoorDash, Postmates, Uber
  • challenges, COVID-19, health and safety, social protection
  • English
  • Wired (Publisher)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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