Steven Hill on KALW: Is the “Uber economy” good or bad for workers

KALW, July 1, 2015

The California Labor Commission recently ruled that one of Uber’s drivers qualifies as an employee rather than an independent contractor. Uber drivers are usually treated as contractors. How should the laws surrounding these services develop? What do we need to know about companies relying on independent contractors? And how should those workers be treated?

Here’s a link to the radio program on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco, Local Public Radio

Guests:

Steven Hill, journalist and author of five books, including the forthcoming Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers.

Chiara Farronato, economist and assistant professor at Harvard Business School

Steven Hill

About The Author

Steven Hill is a political writer whose latest books are "Expand Social Security Now: How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve" (www.ExpandSocialSecurity.net) and "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers" (www.RawDealBook.com). His previous books include "Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age" and "10 Steps to Repair American Democracy." Follow him at www.Steven-Hill.com and on Twitter @StevenHill1776