Can Society Afford to Hail a Ride in a Post-Prop 22 World?
Without a True Safety Net, Gig Workers Suffer as Ride-Sharing Companies Cling to a Broken Business Model
What would a safety net look like for gig workers at Uber, Lyft, and other companies of the internet-based economy?
It would provide health insurance, naturally, and a retirement plan, sick leave, and injured worker and unemployment compensation. And it would be equitable and portable: A person working part time for a number of different companies would have access to robust benefits that travel with them from job to job.
The good news is that there is a way to design just that sort of safety net. The bad news is …