designit talks to dawn gearhart, director of gig economy organising at the ndwa (national domestic workers alliance), who has made it her mission to give gig economy workers a voice.
drivers, carers, babysitters, professional nannies, cleaners and many other workers are now, more than ever before, using online marketplaces to find jobs. often using an app. but the conditions they work under are not equal around the world. in fact, in a worrying development, an increasing number of companies see value in avoiding traditional employees and the usual employer/employee set-up. you could argue the gig economy, as it’s called, has changed the way we work forever. but what about the people doing these jobs?