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Senator Introduces Legislation to Help Train Gig Economy Workers

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The rise of the gig economy has created a problem in our labor system. Because we have tied many rights and programs to full-time employment, gig workers for companies like Postmates, Task Rabbit, Uber, and Lyft are in a second category of worker who has forgone traditional benefits like paid time off, sick leave, retirement savings, training, and healthcare to have a more flexible schedule. The argument is that these individuals are contractors and not employees, which has created debate across

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