The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.
Government efforts to subsidize wages and prevent layoffs have kept many in jobs, but they aren’t sheltering an army of precarious workers.
Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.
Gerald Timothee walks miles everyday to deliver groceries, taking every precaution against the coronavirus. He rarely sees his customers anymore.
Some European companies seem to be targeting workers who are the easiest to fire or have the least bargaining power, even as the firms seek government help.
Low-paid health workers in Britain who could be at risk of contracting the coronavirus say they will show up to work even if they fall ill.