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Gig workers are writing essays for AI to learn from

Companies are increasingly hiring skilled humans to write training content for AI models as the tro…

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Three gig workers explain how they got deactivated on apps from Doordash to Walmart's Spark

These delivery workers for Walmart Spark, Instacart, and DoorDash have been deactivated for bizarre…

Alex Bitter   


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Gig workers are fed up with being treated as second-class citizens by store workers

Gig delivery workers for Instacart and Walmart's Spark say they have to contend with testy workers …

Alex Bitter   


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Uber, Doordash, and other gig workers in Seattle may be about to face a pay reckoning

A proposal, drafted with the support of delivery companies, could roll back Seattle's PayUp law for…

Alex Bitter   


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This college town is experimenting with giving low-income entrepreneurs and gig workers $12,672, no strings attached

A guaranteed basic-income program in Ann Arbor is giving small business owners $528 a month, no str…

Allie Kelly   


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Gig workers face a savings crisis for retirement

Robinhood is offering retirement accounts for gig workers on Grubhub, GoPuff, and TaskRabbit, but t…

Alex Bitter,Tim Paradis   


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Instacart, DoorDash, and other apps appear to be trying to roll back Seattle's new laws for gig workers

Instacart, Doordash and other delivery companies are trying to push back against Seattle's Pay Up l…

Alex Bitter   


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Seattle's Instacart shoppers are having to go miles out of their way because of the new gig worker pay law

Instacart is adding miles to some Seattle deliveries to avoid stores within city limits — which wou…

Alex Bitter   


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China's food delivery gig workers are driving a $208B business, but couriers have it as bad as factory workers

Despite China's food delivery business doubling in the last three years to $208B, the gig workers f…

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert   


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A millennial who used a gig app to work in retail explains why he's never using it again

A worker who used a gig app to get shifts in retail said that those types of jobs aren't for everyo…

Alex Bitter   


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Gig workers explain how they got their accounts reactivated on Instacart and Uber Eats

Gig workers for Instacart and Uber Eats who've been deactivated can ask the companies for arbitrati…

Alex Bitter   


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Bots are some DoorDash and Walmart Spark delivery gig workers' dirty secret

Gig workers on delivery apps like DoorDash are turning to bots to claim high-paying orders as pay f…

Alex Bitter   


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Gig worker pay on delivery apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash fell up to 15% last year

Gig workers for Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Instacart all made less on average in 2023, Gridwise Analy…

Alex Bitter   


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Instacart's CEO says that warehouses full of robots won't replace its gig workers anytime soon

Instacart won't be jettisoning human gig workers for automated warehouses far away from shoppers, i…

Alex Bitter   


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People are getting taxed for gig work they've never done

Uber and DoorDash have been sending tax forms to people who have never worked for the gig delivery …

Alex Bitter   


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Amazon delivery worker out of a job after he's accused of trying to steal a customer's puppy

An Amazon delivery driver is out of a job in Georgia after being accused of trying to steal a puppy…

Alex Bitter   


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Gig work is the new Ellis Island for immigrants looking for work. But many drivers feel trapped in the long hours and low pay.

Business Insider spoke to a dozen recent immigrants who rely heavily on driving for Uber and Lyft t…

Noah Sheidlower   


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Ola, Porter, Uber & Dunzo worst digital platforms for gig workers: Report

Ola, Porter, Uber and cash-strapped quick-grocery delivery provider Dunzo are the worst platforms f…

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Andreessen Horowitz investor says half of Google's white-collar staff probably do 'no real work'

Andreessen Horowitz's David Ulevitch called Google an "amazing example" of a company with "BS jobs."

Sarah Jackson   


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The new power figures in hedge funds do not manage money

The hedge-fund industry's newest rock stars don't manage money. That and more in today's newsletter.

Matt Turner