Note: A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions for workers are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. No labour protections cover such workers and they may be "deactivated" from Uber without redress.
The trend toward a gig economy was sealed by Tom Perez when as United States Secretary of Labor he assisted in destroying decades of labor law regulations. Uber created many of Obama's "jobs" and their entrance into the US was facilitated by Perez. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.
Alaur (full-time) Highest Grossing Week: 40.1 hours / $34.24 per hour
Alaur (full-time) Busiest week: 42.65 hours / $22.06 per hour