Observer: Car Wars: Uber Forces Democrats to Fight Over the Soul of the Party

By Steven Hill, Observer, December 15, 2015

A leading Democrat was telling fellow Democrats to reject union and collective bargaining rights for Uber drivers

It was another Battle in Seattle, and this time the good guys won. Like so many previous battles, the theater of conflict was over the...

Steven Hill at Town Hall in Seattle – How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers

By  Steven Hill, Town Hall,  December 7, 2015

Video of Steven Hill’s talk at Town Hall in Seattle based on his book Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway...

Seattle Times: The ‘shared economy’ is further hurting workers’ rights

By Steven Hill, Seattle Times, December 5, 2015

The U.S. workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation. A significant factor in the decline of the quality of jobs has been employers’ increasing reliance on “non-regular” employees —...

Salon: Airbnb’s tricky new numbers game: The tax-evading, neighborhood-gutting loophole they exploit — at everyone’s expense

By Steven Hill, Salon, December 3, 2015

Hotel taxes and zoning laws shouldn’t be disrupted. If Airbnb stopped releasing selective data, they wouldn’t be

A new article in the New York Times blares the headline that many have been waiting for:  “Airbnb Releases Trove of New York City Home-Sharing Data.”...

Steven Hill and NY Times’ Eduardo Porter in Conversation: The Uber Economy

Graduate Center at CUNY, November 19, 2015

Steven Hill, author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, joins New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter for a timely discussion. Introduced by Janet Gornick, director of the Luxembourg Income Study Center.…

KQED Forum: Steven Hill On Why the ‘Uber Economy’ is Bad For Workers

KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, November 19, 2015

In his new book “Raw Deal”, author Steven Hill takes on Airbnb, as well as Uber, Lyft and TaskRabbit, arguing for greater regulations on their operations and safety-net protections for workers. Listen to the interview on NPR-affiliate KQED in San Francisco.…

Q&A with Wall Street Journal: Airbnb, Uber, and Is the Gig Economy Tearing Apart Our Cities

Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015

By Josh Zumbrun

With the flick of fingers across a phone, people can now summon a driver, rent an apartment for the night or hire a handyman.  The companies that make this possible–behind, say, the ride-hailing app Uber or the short-term rental app Airbnb–are...

Observer: How Uber Drivers Could Trip Up CEO Travis Kalanick

By Steven Hill, Observer, November 2, 2015

Uber may not be as invincible as it seems.

The behemoth ride-sharing service Uber has jolted city after city like a mighty earthquake. It has gained a momentum that seems almost unstoppable. Some say it portends the future of the U.S. economy....

Salon: The Uber-economy f**ks us all: How “permalancers” and “sharer” gigs gut the middle class

By Steven Hill, Salon, October 31, 2015

The “sharing” economy sounds groovy: politically neutral, anti-consumerist. Wait until it comes for your job

A significant factor in the decline of the quality of jobs in the United States has been employers’ increasing reliance on “non-regular” employees — a growing army of...

Medium: An open letter to Airbnb “regular people” hosts: Airbnb is selling you out

By Steven Hill, Medium, November 3, 2015

As San Franciscans contemplate Proposition F, a measure that would crack down on Airbnb rentals, I would like to address the “regular people” hosts who are trying to use Airbnb to make ends meet. Airbnb likes to portray “regular...