September 28, 2021

EP. 124 — Labor under Big Tech with Veena Dubal

The job market is now dominated by tech monopolies that are using their power to lower wages and squeeze workers. Luckily, the workers are finally fighting back. This week, UC Hastings professor Veena Dubal joins Adam to detail the future of workers’ rights in the gig economy.


FACT-124-20210927-Dubal-RCv02-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:01] Hello everyone, and welcome to Factually. I’m Adam Conover, thank you for joining me once again as I talk to an incredible expert about all the amazing things that they know and that I don’t know and that you probably don’t know. Both of our minds are going to be blown together, we’re going to have a great time. Let’s talk about gig work and specifically all of these apps that have changed our lives. We now use them – I used them today. We use Uber and Lyft to get around. We use DoorDash, Seamless and Instacart to get things like food and products dropped off. And of course, we use Amazon for just about everything. These companies have transformed our lives. They have made the world so much faster and more convenient, if not always cheaper. They’ve done it, they say, through technology, right? They use technology to coordinate and to manage people to let people run their own gig drivin

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