The company’s performance renewed questions about whether “gig economy” businesses can turn a profit.
A voter-approved measure strips them of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses.
The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.
The victory of Proposition 22, the most expensive initiative in the state’s history, could help gig companies remake labor laws throughout the country.
A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.
Modeled after food delivery services in Seoul, a tiny Koreatown business keeps neighborhood restaurants running through the pandemic.
“I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying,” recalled Nathalia Bruno, a food deliverer in New Jersey. “But then I saw a flash of light.”
Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.
The Dutch food delivery company beat out Uber to buy Grubhub, whose chief executive will oversee operations in North America.
While the apps say they are saving them in the pandemic, many restaurateurs say the opposite.
The SoftBank chief made some eye-opening arguments to justify his company’s poor investment performance.
D’Shea Grant’s deliveries take longer than they used to. Her customers are on edge. The pandemic has made everything more complicated. But she keeps at it anyway.
Demand for home delivery is rising, and New Yorkers barricaded in their homes are leaning more and more on a largely immigrant work force.
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.