America’s workers find themselves in more and more unstable and insecure work.
For many, the hope of attaining a good job with good benefits is giving way to the reality of piece-rate work in part-time, short-term, be-your-own-boss “gig work.”
As technology improves our lives in so many ways, it should be harnessed to build a more inclusive economy—not to leave workers without decent incomes, an adequate safety net, and basic rights, including the right to take collective action.
Instead, the denizens of the on-demand industry economy, with the aid of an army of lobbyists, are pursuing state-sanctioned exemptions from all responsibility towards the workers who drive, clean, deliver and perform other short “gigs” at the companies’ bidding.
NELP’s Rights On Demand series provides a path forward to ensure that workers in the on-demand economy are covered by hard-won workplace protections. And we’re supporting worker-led campaigns fighting to turn “gig” jobs into good jobs.
Read our Rights on Demand series to learn more.