gig economy

Working Class Decomposition and Gig Economy Work

Driver strike Uber HQ, San Francisco 8 May 2019

On 8 May 2019 around 300 protesters, mostly Uber and Lyft drivers, blocked Market Street in San Francisco in front of Uber's international headquarters as part of a global strike by drivers timed to coincide with Uber's IPO. This brief analysis attempts to situate these struggles against working class decomposition, with its roots in neoliberal deregulation, and the rise of so-called "gig economy" work.

Uber and Lyft drivers deserve a better strike

An article from the Organizing Work blog, critically analyzing the recent Uber/Lyft strikes. This article focuses on the US experience, and doesn't discuss the extent of participation in the UK.

IWW Deliveroo riders strike and blockade in London

IWW Deliveroo picket, Swiss Cottage, London.

Deliveroo riders organising with the London IWW have been taking spontaneous action for improved wages and working conditions, shutting down one of Deliveroo's 'dark kitchens' in Swiss Cottage, North-West London.

Striking the Gig: Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Calling For a National Strike on May 8th

On May 8th, workers are organizing a national single day strike against rideshare firms like Uber and Lyft. They’re calling on app users to join them by refusing to request rides for the duration of the 24 hour action.
Salvo investigates what set the stage for this clash, how gig workers in precarious states of employment are organizing, and how we all may soon be in a similar position to them.

The Freelance Journalists Union Goes Public

The Industrial Workers of the World has just launched a new organisation for workers in the Journalism sector.

Not a single wheel can turn: Further thoughts on organising and mobilising in the “gig” economy

A report on Deliveroo riders in Manchester taking their second day of strike action. Originally published on the New Syndicalist.

Deliveroo Couriers Strike Against Poverty Pay – Manchester, 26th Feb!

On Tuesday 26th February between 11am and 7pm, Deliveroo couriers in Manchester will be striking in protest of the company’s recent cuts to pay and the poor working conditions they endure.

No Love for Deliveroo! A reflection on organising and mobilising in the “gig” economy.

A report from the New Syndicalist blog, discussing the recent Deliveroo riders' strike in Manchester.