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Uber and Postmates lost a bid to temporarily block California’s new gig-worker law, a legal setback that could immediately affect their financia...

A statement from Uber reiterated the company's commitment to continuing to challenge the case in court.
Some Instacart workers in Illinois will vote to unionize on February 1.

Instacart is reportedly sending delivery workers anti-union memos ahead of their vote to organize in Illinois

Instacart part-time workers in Skokie, Illinois will vote to unionize on February 1, Vice reported. They would be the app's first workers to unionize.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign used a company criticized for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy...

The campaign hired gig workers using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, which is known for low pay, sometimes as low as 1 cent per task.

Controversial gig economy startup Rev has raised prices for customers amid criticism of underpaying contract workers

Contractors revealed to Business Insider that they make less than what the company advertises, and earn less than minimum wage.
Many companies cut jobs for California freelancers right before the holidays.

‘It feels cold and heartless’: Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber ...

Business Insider spoke with eight freelancers, including five from Vox Media, who lost their jobs or were affected by California's new state law.

Rev contractors say they had to transcribe sexual assault and sensitive audio regarding children without receiving a warning

Multiple contractors for transcription startup Rev told Business Insider they listened to sensitive audio files regarding child and sex abuse.

Uber and Lyft reveal their alternative proposal to California’s new gig-economy law

The companies have pledged millions to fight the law, and are now taking their fight to the ballot box with a proposal for driver pay and benefits.
Melissa Petro.

I offered to come back from maternity leave 3 days after I gave birth — and my employer said it wasn’t fast enough

Writer Melissa Petro says that pregnancy discrimination is still very much an issue in the workplace, particularly for freelancers.
Clarke Bowman, a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft, kept track of every penny he made driving for one week.

I’m a driver for Uber and Lyft — here’s exactly how much I make in one week on the job

People always want to know how much money I make driving for Uber and Lyft, so I decided to track every penny I made for one week.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber Technologies, speaks with the media in New Delhi, India, February 22, 2018.

Uber has a new app that matches gig economy workers with businesses

Uber is set to launch Uber Works in Chicago on Friday - an app that matches gig workers with temporary work across a range of industries.