Why gig workers’ voices are excluded from the gig worker rights debate

The battle over gig workers’ rights is about to heat up nationwide. But gig workers themselves might not be able to fight. After Californians in November voted to categorize app-based drivers and couriers as independent contractors—as opposed to employees—companies like Uber and DoorDash are now expected to back similar measures in other states. But most gig workers, researchers have found, aren’t U.S. citizens, and thus, can’t vote on crucial aspects of their jobs—including how they should be compensated and whether they are owed health insurance. Bloomberg has the story.

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