Uber and Lyft battle to attract new drivers

Sep 14, 2016
Signup bonuses and retention deals are part of the new rideshare package.
Uber has been trying to boost their profitability by cutting rates for drivers over the past three years, while also offering incentives to bring new people in on the front end.
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Senator Mark Warner says it's time for 'capitalism 2.0'

Jun 17, 2016
He says way work is structured today isn't working for most Americans.
He believes the way workers are classified and the nature of the relationships between employers and employees needs to change.

Instacart workers feel sting of pay restructure

May 11, 2016
Recent pay changes have left some Instacart workers rethinking the gig economy
Fernando Elvira loves delivering for Instacart but he hopes to someday get hired as an actual employee.
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Uber drivers get union representation — sort of

May 10, 2016
The ride-hailing company makes a deal with a union to represent New York drivers, but it won’t have any bargaining power.
Uber driver representatives speak to hundreds of Uber drivers as they protest the company's recent fare cuts and went on strike in front of the car service's New York offices in February. The company just struck a deal to formalize a drivers' group to represent the independent contractors during meetings with Uber management.
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Is the gig economy really just the Uber economy?

Mar 28, 2016
Economist say Uber drivers are the largest part of this industry's workforce.
People sign up to become Uber drivers at a recruitment event.

A city in Central Florida is subsidizing Uber

Mar 25, 2016
No, really. Tax payers' dollars are discounting on-demand rides.

Companies offer small startups a way to outsource jobs

Feb 22, 2016
In the world of startups, some tech companies say full-time employees are too expensive.
New tech companies at the RocketSpace co-working office use the gig economy to outsource jobs.
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Glam App creators explain their beauty services model

Feb 15, 2016
The on-demand beauty app gives stylists the ability to book their own clients.
The Glam App provides on-demand beauty services to consumers. 
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Weekly Wrap: 2015's stock market and the gig economy

Jan 1, 2016
Cardiff Garcia and Nela Richardson join Molly Wood to recap the week that was.

How to give gig-economy workers stability

Nov 10, 2015
A coalition of gig-economy companies and labor want to find a way that flexible-hour workers can also have economic stability