Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


The rapid globalization and economic crisis, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, have significantly increased informal employment in Brazil, with 40.5% of the economically active population involved in such occupations. Recently, many have turned to “uberized” work, where services are provided on-demand via platforms like Uber and Ifood without formal employment contracts. This leads to job instability, excessive work hours, and a lack of benefits. As an alternative, platform cooperativism has emerged. Rooted in the principles outlined by Trebor Scholz, it emphasizes collective platform ownership, fair payments, transparency, and workers’ rights. Examples include Fairbnb, Cataki, and Resonate. While the model is growing internationally, Brazil faces challenges like limited information about cooperatives and restrictive legislation. Proper public policies and funding are needed to advance platform cooperativism in Brazil.

Adicionado outubro 10, 2023