June 22, 2017

New Senate bill would put $20 million toward benefits for gig workers

Mark Warner during the Commissioning Ceremony for the VIRGINIA (SSN 774)
By PHAN TIMOTHY BENSKEN, USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Uber drivers are getting some attention from the Senate. We know about the problems with the gig economy: workers who drive for Uber, deliver food for Postmates, and run errands on TaskRabbit don’t have health insurance or any other guarantees or benefits from their employers — and their ranks are only growing.

While the growth of gig jobs has gotten lots of attention from major companies , research firms , and startups, national legislators haven’t done much about it. (They’ve had other stuff going on, I guess.)

Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Suzan DelBene, of Virginia and Washington respectively, are looking to change that. On Thursday they introduced  […]

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