Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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The Domino effect: pizza place splurges on electric delivery fleet

Domino's Pizza is investing in a fleet of 800 electric Chevrolet Bolts painted in Domino's livery to supplement its understaffed driving crew. As the world's largest pizza company, Domino's investment in EVs represents a particularly high-profile adoption of electric transportation by the fast Read More...

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This nonprofit is fighting for the rights of gig workers

Gig workers are often at odds with the companies through which they find work, whether it's over how well they're paid or how they're treated. A gig worker and activist duo are attempting to help improve working conditions for contractors across the board. Vanessa Bain and Sarah Clarke created the Read More...

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Tackling the gender wage gap in the gig economy

The global economy is changing. Last week we ran a story about making the most of your job in the gig economy, but how does the rapidly growing gig economy pan out for women? Unfortunately, while the national wage gap hovers around $10,000 per year, a recent analysis found the average female Read More...

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Making the most of your job in the gig economy

Whether you drive for Uber on the weekends as a side job or work for a full-time contracted delivery service, working in the gig economy means taking certain steps to make sure you, as a worker, are protected. With 36% of the American workforce working in a “gig,” there's bound to be some Read More...

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This senator wants to protect gig economy workers with these four bills

The rise of alternative work arrangements has created a rift in the labor system. Because our system ties many rights and programs to full-time employment, the gig economy–ushered in by Uber, Lyft, Handy, TaskRabbit, Postmates, and a growing list of companies–is creating a second class of Read More...

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This researcher rode 5,000 miles with Uber to understand the gig economy

If you’re a frequent passenger of Lyft or Uber, there’s a good chance you’ve met your fair share of drivers. But probably not as many as Alex Rosenblat, an ethnographer and researcher at Data & Society, a nonprofit in New York that studies the social and cultural issues created by new Read More...