A nation of freelancers can't afford their own private summer homes. But a return to the proud tradition of co-vacationing means they won't have to.
A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atomization of paid labor leaves workers vulnerable.
The next generation labor should be about something more than recovering middle-class wages. It should be about recovering a middle-class way of life.
Exodus is a story about cruelty, workers' rights, and strong leaders. Passover's origins are a parable about labor.
A return to the era of beards and pennyfarthings was a one-off joke in the hit TV show 'Portlandia.' But the independent workforce really is bringing back the values of the 19th century.
An open letter to the White House on behalf of the growing independent workforce of freelancers, gig-holders, and start-ups
In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business.
The OWS protests are captivating, disjointed and showing signs of confused frustration -- just like the late-1800's Eight-Hour Day Movement
The surge in freelancers and the new "sharing economy" are part of a new national movement
Just as workers left the plow for the assembly line, they are now leaving the cubicle for the coffee shop.
The boom in independent work is changing the way we think about jobs and careers. Does Washington get it?
Despite the fact that close to one-third of the country's workforce is comprised of independent workers, this sizeable chunk of our economy has none of the protections and benefits that "traditional" employees have