54 minutes | Feb 11, 2021

How Indonesian Gig Workers Are Organizing w/ Rida Qadri

Paris Marx is joined by Rida Qadri to discuss how gig workers in Jakarta created networks of mutual aid in the face of a lack of support from companies and the government, and how their experiences show the importance of workers’ local knowledge for delivery platforms.Rida Qadri is a PhD candidate in Urban Information Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Follow Rida on Twitter as @qadrida.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, and support the show on Patreon.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:Rida wrote about how delivery platforms in Jakarta show the importance of the human workers and their local knowledge.Paris wrote about Uber’s dark side, including its lack of support for drivers in Mexico and Brazil who faced violence.Gojek and Grab may merge, which would cause problems for gig workers in Southeast Asia.Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)
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