What about the workers? Ridehailing, Micromobility, and Our Fair City
Thursday, May 9, 2019
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PDT
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Labor equity is the overlooked consideration in future cities equity discussions. Micromobility and ridehailing can make transportation systems healthier and more equitable by reducing car ownership and storage. However, many of these services use gig workers—contingent workers who access work via app—to manage their fleet. There have been significant labor and health issues associated with gig work in the ridehailing industry. This panel discussion will examine the role of gig work in this new transportation system. Does gig work in micromobility have similar risks? What does it mean for our cities if a growing number of their citizens are gig workers? Can a company--and the micromobility model--survive without using gig work? Can it be implemented in ways that are better for the workers? This panel will feature an expert on the health of gig workers and a representative from a e-scooter company that is pondering these labor issues.
1. Define gig work
2. Define the health and labor equity implications of gig work
3. Define how gig work in ridehailing and micromobility may have similar and different implementation and resulting health impacts.
4. Define some best practices in working with gig or on-demand workers
Brian Kyuhoon No
Li Alligood, email@example.com