Resisting exploitation of gig workers

Here’s a great piece, published in the UK, by Mark Graham and Alex Wood.

Every word in this is excellent, but here is the most important thing (IMHO):

 

“…because almost all large online work platforms are currently privately owned firms, they rarely have the best interests of workers at heart. They capture large rents – often 20 per cent of wages – by simply providing a platform that allows clients to meet workers. There is no reason that platforms cannot instead be run by and for workers, as cooperatives, in order to allow workers to capture more of the value that they are creating.”

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