gig economy

16 Jul 2021

Uber and Lyft Drivers Across California are Striking Next Week

At the very beginning, driving for Uber and Lyft was a good gig. People made a lot of money and the hours were flexible. But over the years the rideshare companies have been steadily cutting the drivers’ pay and making it so they have to work far too many hours,

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02 Oct 2020

Prop 22 is a Terrible Law That Completely Undermines Gig Workers’ Rights

Monday Oct 5th is the start of early voting in California, and the mail-out date for ballots, so its time to start educating yourself on the twelve state ballot initiatives. One huge thing to keep in mind is just how much corporate interests have hijacked the ballot initiative process in

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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04 Aug 2020

DoorDash Paying SF Delivery Drivers A Mere 78 Cents In Hazard Pay During The Pandemic

Some companies are offering generous hazard pay for front-line essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery service DoorDash is offering hazard pay too — but just a measly 78 cents per day, and only in San Francisco, and only because the government forced them to. As we see above

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07 May 2020

7 Easy Side-Gigs to Stave Off Boredom and Make Extra Cash During Quarantine

By Kate Harveston You’re probably as tired as anybody of hearing about “uncertain times” and shambling around in sweatpants. Whether or not you’ve been financially impacted by the COVID-19 quarantine, you might be looking for something to do — or ways to earn a spot of extra spending money. If

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01 May 2020

Bots are Stealing Food Orders on Instacart and Hurting Undocumented Workers

Instacart workers are on strike for May 1 today, along with frontline workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, and other delivery retailers. One reason Instacart workers are striking, is the heartbreaking exploitation of undocumented workers, bagged into a new exploit on that grocery delivery app. According to a report from TechCrunch,

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22 Oct 2019

America’s Re-Branding of an Addiction to Work

by Kate Brunotts Working 40 hours a week on its own is no longer enough. If you’re not juggling a full-time job, maintaining an impressive social schedule, and working on your side hustles in your fleeting spare time, you’re downright lazy in the eyes of America. Sure, ambition and hustle

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23 Sep 2019

Lessons for Freelance Writers Competing in Our Gig Economy

By Dee Dee Thompson When I decided to start freelance content writing back in December 2018, I’d just gotten fired from a sales role after only five weeks. Honestly, it was the best news ever (I hated that job), but I still worried about my finances and scrambled to find

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