Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya is an Economic Inequality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
The Ride Gets Rougher: Gig Workers Organize Through a Pandemic
A year ago, on May 8, 2019, Uber and other ride-hailing app drivers demonstrated their collective power by launching a worldwide day of action to protest continuous cuts to driver pay. Uber and Lyft drivers in California now plan a follow up day of action next week, on May 11, including a national...
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Sunday, March 29, 2020
A Pandemic Is No Time for Precarious Work
Last week, the Trump administration and many of its wealthiest allies recklessly floated an end to social distancing, endangering public health to allegedly help “the economy.” I don’t usually take the trouble of responding to right-wing opinions, but the gleeful celebration of the gig economy...
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A select few tech companies dominate the entire globe, and their CEOs are among the richest men the world has ever known. Many of their enterprises are virtual, allowing them to elude responsibility for everything from taxes to workplace conditions. (Photo: Monsitj/iStock via Getty Images). Views
Monday, November 25, 2019
Twenty Years After Seattle, Is There a New Race to the Bottom?
Twenty years ago this month, I joined tens of thousands of activists targeting the World Trade Organization in the Battle of Seattle. Catalyzed in the late 1990s by the ‘future shock’ of increasing capital mobility, I was part of a collaborative project , Workers in the Global Economy , that sought...
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