Uber drivers in the US, UK, Brazil and beyond are striking over salaries and working conditions at the ride-hailing app.
The drivers will withhold their services and log out of the app for several hours Wednesday.
Supporters argue its flexible, no-strings model provides swift remuneration, and more control and freedom than traditional contracts.
But critics claim “zero-hour contracts” exploit workers, stripping workers of sick pay, minimum wages, or cancellation compensation.
Is the gig economy’s aversion to collective action motivated by fears that functioning unions—by successfully advocating for improved conditions—could cut into margins?
What place for collective bargaining in the gig economy?
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