Commentary | March 4, 2016

Quartz: Most Benefits of the Gig Economy Are Completely Imaginary

The on-demand economy is starting to show some cracks, writes Rebecca Smith.

News Releases | February 16, 2016

On Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Protest at New York City Hall

Drivers are protesting a unilateral 15 percent slashing of driver fares by Uber and Lyft.

Commentary | February 2, 2016

Newsweek: Uber’s Labor Relations Is Driving It Into a Ditch

Uber wants an uneven playing field where it’s exempted from the rules that apply to most employers, writes Rebecca Smith.

Blog | January 27, 2016

Ending the “Independent Contractor” Charade in On-Demand & Just-in-Time Work

In just the last week, two more companies have reclassified their workers as employees.

News Releases | January 20, 2016

NELP Commends USDOL Guidance on Independent Contractor Joint Employment

The guidance makes clear that employers, regardless of their business structures, must abide by our nation’s baseline labor protections.

Commentary | January 7, 2016

Quartz: On-Demand Workers’ Right to Organize: Seattle 1, Uber 0

Seattle has passed a law allowing for-hire drivers to collectively bargain with the companies they work for.

Commentary | December 9, 2015

U.S. News & World Report: Gig Economy Workers Deserve Better

On-demand workers shouldn’t be treated as second-class employees.

Commentary | October 13, 2015

Fortune: How Seattle Could Help Uber Drivers Earn a Fatter Paycheck

The city could be the first to let drivers unionize under a proposed ordinance.

Commentary | September 30, 2015

New York Times: Fair Wages for Uber Drivers

On-demand companies need to hone a business model that doesn’t rely on a cheap, unprotected workforce.

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