- The large web-based “Gig Economy” platforms like Uber and Lyft and many others (Uber alone operates in over 700 cities worldwide and claims 91 million users with 14 million trips each day.
- The millions of independent contractors who work for the Gig platforms.(36% 0f U.S. workers participate in the Gig Economy according to Gallup)
- Government entities that traditionally protect employees via minimum wage laws, safety regulations, etc. (Andalso, very significantly,they collect taxes from these traditional employees through their employers).
- The traditional companies that must compete with the “new” Gig platforms.
In the last 3 years (2019-2021) this blog has published three articles on problems in the Gig Economy. We have seen serious problems in China, the US, the UK and now they are spreading to the 28 countries in the European Union. The problems we have been reporting on involve four powerful groups.