Introducing: The Gig Life

You’re among 30,000 other passionate gig workers subscribed to what was previously known as the Gig News Digest. This is the new and improved version!

Welcome to the Gig Life

You’re among 30,000 other passionate gig workers subscribed to what was previously known as the Gig News Digest. This is the new and improved version!

We’re investing in you, the Gig Workers who keep this industry running. That’s why we’ve created a new weekly newsletter, The Gig Life, focused on the Gig Economy and how it affects the drivers, delivery workers, and couriers who live the gig life. The Gig Life will deliver Top Gig Headlines, Tips & Tools, Gig Worker Profiles, and more. We want to make sure you get the most out of the economy you helped to build.

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Top Headlines

This week's top headlines on the Gig Economy

DoorDash rolls out new safety features for delivery people on its platform

Dashers, if you’ve experienced unpleasant customer chats when you’re simply trying your best to get their food to their door, or had that creepy feeling while approaching a dark house at night hoping you’re at the correct address, then these new DoorDash updates should help ease your concerns.

Uber and Lyft drivers strike over pay at Denver International Airport

Solidarity now! Uber and Lyft drivers in Denver took to the streets last weekend (or at least a parking lot at the Denver International Airport) to protest practices by the big rideshare giants. Pressure like this is sure to make them notice. Ideally, drivers can find ways to keep up the good fight without having to put their day’s earnings at risk.

Gig workers and online sellers to get 1099-K tax forms for the first time due to new $600 threshold

The end of year is always followed by the tax blues. And this year may be worse yet for gig workers. A new Federal bill is shifting the minimum threshold for 1099-K forms from what used to be $20,000 to now only $600. That means that millions of more gig workers will receive these forms in January 2023 and will be faced with extra tax administration and potential liabilities.

Shipt updates in-app features before holiday shopping rush

The end of year is always followed by the tax blues. And this year may be worse yet for gig workers. A new Federal bill is shifting the minimum threshold for 1099-K forms from what used to be $20,000 to now only $600. That means that millions of more gig workers will receive these forms in January 2023 and will be faced with extra tax administration and potential liabilities.

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