“The common issues that gig workers face, whether in Manhattan or Mumbai, Johannesburg or London, is spurring the creation of a truly global movement, as drivers and riders link up across borders, pressuring companies and governments to recognize one simple fact: Gig work is work, and it needs to be paid as such.” Rest of World has an excellent global report on how Gig workers are uncertain, scared, and barely scraping by. (During the pandemic, we saw the culture split into deliverers and deliverees. And we saw how important the former are to the latter, and society writ large.)

+ New York City passes new protections for delivery workers.

+ A new law in California aims to protect workers at retail warehouses like Amazon’s.

+ Related: Extreme Heat Is Killing Workers, So the White House Is Adding Protections. (You shouldn’t have to die to do your job.)