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How the growing gig economy is making life harder for North American workers - Macleans.ca

The full-time jobto which weve attached all of the rules about treating workers fairlyis dissolving, and the community of workers who are treated as second-class citizens, who arent protected by the same laws or entitled to the same benefits as other workers, is growing. That is a big, scary problem. That is how Sarah Kessler concludes her engaging new book, Gigged, about todays economy. The deputy editor of the news website Quartz at Work s, Kessler approaches her topic with even-handedness and rigour, and Uber emerges as a particular villain.