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Longreads Club – ‘We’re all fighting the giant’: Gig workers around the world are finally organizing

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Gig workers around the world are finally organizing. Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies.

THE ARTICLE
https://restofworld.org/2021/gig-workers-around-the-world-are-finally-organizing/

~5.5K words, ~30 min

If paywalled: https://archive.is/38k0C

EXTRA CREDIT
(some optional resources for further reading into the topic)

The investors pushing the gig model around the world (7m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-investors-behind-gig-work-model/

The gig workers index – Mixed emotions, dim prospects (6m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-index-mixed-emotions-dim-prospects/

How the platform economy sets women up to fail (9m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-how-platforms-set-women-up-to-fail/

photo by: Jean Chung

ABOUT
The Longreads Club is a bi-weekly program hosted by WorldOregon’s Young Professionals group. We discuss a long-form article focused on a global topic each meeting. It’s like a book club, but the reading material is much, much shorter. Rather than skim headlines, we dive deep and learn from each other to better understand world events. No membership or registration required – but it’s nice to know how many are coming, so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article and join our discussion!

WHO THIS GROUP IS FOR
Although this event is organized by the Young Professionals Steering Committee at WorldOregon, it’s open to everyone. You don’t need to identify as “young” nor “professional” to attend. In fact, it’s better to have a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

[Zoom Link]

Venue

Online
N/A
Portland, OR 97207

Organizer

WorldOregon
Phone:
503-306-5252
Email:
community@worldoregon.org
Website:
https://www.worldoregon.org/