Resisting the Gig Economy: The Emergence of Cooperative Food Delivery Platforms


Naked Capitalism has the article Resisting the Gig Economy: The Emergence of Cooperative Food Delivery Platforms.

These cooperatively run food delivery platforms would present a different vision from that of Silicon valley, a radical move away from the obsession of attracting venture capital to make short term speculative profits for a rich few. The platform economy isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and monopoly digital platforms are further reducing workers’ slice of the pie. But examples emerging from Spain, France and Germany show how the power of unions and cooperatives can be combined to push back against gig employers, and offer a glimpse of hope for the future of delivery platform work.

I have read about worker owned businesses from the likes of Richard Wolff of Democracy At Work. I have not been sure how widely applicable this could be. This example of cooperative food delivery shows at least one idea that could spread.

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