About 5 years ago

09/25/2018 - Hotel Workers Fret Over A New Rival: Alexa At The Front Desk

– The New York Times
Alongside the usual demands for higher wages and better workplace safety, the union is bringing another issue to the table, asking for procedures to protect workers affected by new technologies and the innovations they spur.
 Tech Crunch
Airbnb is petitioning the SEC to adjust its investment rules and allow it to offer equity to its hosts. Uber has indicated a similar interest. Both companies could be forging a path towards a new business model that in addition to connecting sellers and buyers could also share profits with their most active users, the drivers of their business.

How Much People Really Make In The ‘Gig Economy’

– The Washington Post
The “gig economy” has been hailed as a major disruption to the American workforce, as sites like Uber, Airbnb and Etsy offer workers new ways to make money and work a flexible schedule. But a new report offers a stark reminder that it’s not likely to replace the full-time job anytime soon.
– The New York Times
Ahead of the pivotal midterm elections in November, a coalition of major companies – including Walmart, Patagonia and Lyft – is making a big push to increase voter turnout.