Unionizing the gig economy

Geir Freysson on his Medium blog:

Workers in the gig economy don’t get paid holidays, minimum wage, health insurance, a pension, expenses, overtime or redundancy pay. And they certainly don’t organise into unions to bargain for pay.


The gig economy is one of the greatest tech and business innovations of recent times and it promises to make the consumer’s life a whole lot easier. This shouldn’t be mutually exclusive to those who work in it getting a decent deal and having the benefits employees in other industries enjoy. The gig economy could be just as powerful for workers as it is for consumers.

 I say this is a brilliant idea.