64 minutes | Apr 1st 2020

It's illegal for Uber workers to strike. Marshall Steinbaum explains why. (Really though, WHY?)

"Set the market and work when and how you like. You have complete control." At least that is what gig economy companies like Uber would have you believe. In this episode of the Innovation For All podcast, Sheana speaks with Marshall Steinbaum, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Utah, to talk about the pitfalls of the gig economy. Find out how employers can have control over the workforce without being a monopoly and how gig workers may be getting the short end of the stick.

You’ll learn:

  • Why did Uber driver’s strike?
  • What makes the gig economy examples more complex?
  • What is the difference between the gig economy labor and employment relationships?
  • What should an independent contractor relationship look like?
  • What are the markers of employer and employee relationships as opposed to independent contractor relationship?
  • How does antitrust factor in to these issues?
  • Proposed solutions to the gig economy and labor laws
  • How these companies exercise control over their underrepresented workers

Do you know someone who is concerned about the rise of the gig economy? Text them a link to this episode. You are the reason our movement is growing.

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