Episode 35

Patrice Onwuka: How the War on the Gig Economy Hurts Women (And Could Go National Soon)


February 24th, 2021

30 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

The war on the gig economy started in California, where regulations put Uber drivers, translators, freelancers and more out of work. Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Patrice Onwuka joins the show to explain how this big government scheme backfired—and why it could go national soon under President Biden and pro-union Democrats in Congress.

We discuss how anti-gig-economy legislation hurts women and mothers hardest, and Patrice shares the tragic stories of the people she's worked with who have been hurted by the California law: from a translator to a rape victim to a Santa Claus actor.

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