On Monday, the EU Parliament backed a directive granting employees of platforms like Uber labor and social security standards just like other workers. It’s time to stop tech firms using bogus self-employment to deny their employees’ rights.
Francesco Massimo is a PhD student and currently finishing a dissertation on the organization of work, labor conflicts, and Amazon logistics strategy. Nicola Quondamatteo is a doctoral candidate in political science and sociology at the Scuola Normale Superiore working on labor, precarity, and social movements; he is author of Non per noi ma per tutti. La lotta dei riders e il futuro del mondo del lavoro.