Worker-owned Apps on the Rise to Replace Exploitative Gig-economy Services
Apps like Uber, DoorDash and TaskRabbit are incredibly convenient services for consumers. But when you use these apps, you may want to think about the labor that makes them possible. Workers on these platforms often are working long hours, are significantly underpaid and have no benefits. Attempts by workers to unionize or simply receive improved treatment are often snuffed out by the billion-dollar companies that operate the platforms. Instead of continuing to play by those rules, some workers are starting to build their own platforms that reward laborers with fair wages and even ownership in the company.