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Number Crunch

The gig companies don’t pay into unemployment insurance for their drivers, who have depended on a federal small business loan program to get through the pandemic

The Number Crunch logo next to the text “$80 million: the amount of federal government assistance that has gone to tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers during the pandemic Source: Washington Post.” Below the text are flat pink renderings of 2 cars.
The Number Crunch logo next to the text “$80 million: the amount of federal government assistance that has gone to tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers during the pandemic Source: Washington Post.” Below the text are flat pink renderings of 2 cars.


An examination of more than a dozen companies reveals the nuances between gig platforms and their workers

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the Beverly Hills home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest the first day of an “IPO cash out” and discriminatory wages on November 6, 2019. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images


Founder Stories

By making our employees W-2 workers with full benefits, we’ve helped them succeed and benefited our business

A photo of Marcela Sapone at Collision 2019.
A photo of Marcela Sapone at Collision 2019.
Marcela Sapone, co-founder & CEO of Hello Alfred, on Startup University Stage during day three of Collision 2019. Photo: Sam Barnes/Getty Images

The sad reality of this moment is that…


One Question

A new law could mean companies like Lyft and Uber have to change their business models

An Uber logo is seen on a sign outside the company’s headquarters location as people protest nearby in San Francisco, California on May 8, 2019. Photo: Josh Edelson/Getty Images

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