July 14, 2024
The number of gig workers murdered on the job hits highest level since 2017, report says

The number of gig workers murdered on the job hits highest level since 2017, report says

At least 31 app-based gig workers in the United States were murdered on the job last year, the highest annual total since a workers’ group started tracking the number in 2017, according to a new report published Monday on International Workers’ Day.

Of that number, 77% were people of color and 26% were immigrants, said Gig Workers Rising and the nonprofits Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) and PowerSwitch Action, the organizations that wrote and published the report. Exact gig-worker numbers and demographics around…

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