The Role of Digital Communities in Organizing Gig Workers

Using survey data from 450 ridehail drivers, this article examines how social networking sites (SNS) influence workers’ views on union instrumentality and unionization. This article finds that more frequent interaction with other workers in online communities is associated with improved views of uni...

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Volume: 59
Main Author: Maffie, Michael David
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: HOBOKEN WILEY 01.01.2020
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published in: Industrial relations (Berkeley) Vol. 59; no. 1; pp. 123 - 149
ORCID: 0000-0003-4794-1310
Data of publication: January 2020
ISSN: 0019-8676
EISSN: 1468-232X
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: The data collection efforts for this article were supported by a research grant from Cornell University’s ILR School. The author gratefully acknowledges the feedback and insights provided by Alexander Colvin, David B. Lipsky, and Louis Hyman. Additionally, the author is indebted to Rachel Aleks and Adam Seth Litwin for their advice and suggestions on an earlier draft of this article. Finally, data collection would not have been possible without the support Harry Campbell.
The author’s affiliation is Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. E‐mail
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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