PWF & NELP Host On-Demand Economy Strategy Session

February 11, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

The Partnership, together with the National Employment Law Project, co-convened a movement gathering of unions, worker centers, and national networks to share analysis and strategy on how to support workers organizing in the on-demand economy. The strategy session came at a key moment. The growth of on-demand or “sharing economy” companies like Uber and AirBnB has raised a host of new opportunities and challenges for low-wage workers, communities of color and progressive organizing groups like ours. Recent protests by Uber drivers, new legislation that allows on-demand drivers to negotiate better working conditions and resistance to AirBnB’s growth in California’s cities all point toward an emerging movement to inspire tech communities to join the movement for equity. Check out our “Pathways Forward in an On-Demand World” guide for ideas and case studies on how people are addressing the challenges presented by the on-demand economy in their communities.