Working in the Gig Economy Is Both Desirable and Detestable

Independent contractors and temp-agency workers see things very differently.

As Uber reached a proposed settlement last week of up to $100 million in a pair of class-action cases, CEO Travis Kalanick highlighted the part of the deal that classified drivers of the app-enabled ride hailing service as independent contractors, not employees. 

 “Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock,” he asserted. 

 And then there’s David Weil, the head of the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, who has warned of an increasingly “fissured workplace” in which many a business is likely to “completely wash its hands of labor standards and say, ‘Not my employees, not my problem.’”

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Given that the Fortune is a publication to reflecting a capitalist class point of view, one wonders if some big capitalists are in betrayal to their ‘class in general’; by defending workers against the gig capitalists?  

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