The debate over how to classify workers in the gig economy hit a new high this month when multiple senators submitted a letter to Google urging them to stop its “anti-worker practices” and treat all people doing work for the company fairly.
And while in this particular case with Google (who apparently employs more than 102,000 full-time temporary workers), a request for equal treatment and benefits may be validated, a recent article in the Harvard Business Review lays out some considerations for why we should be careful not to impose sweeping, one-size-fits-all ‘solutions’ on gig workers. We highly recommend the read. Click here to check it out.
In other bad news for Google, the unofficial Youtubers Union has apparently teamed up with the largest trade union in Europe, IG Metall, to begin bargaining with the company over terms of the relationship between Google (YouTube) and its content creators.