The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work

October 17, 2018 by TWN Staff
Syrina Franklin, an order fulfillment associate at the company ShipBob, picks products for an order at the company's new fulfillment center in Cicero, Ill., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. ShipBob is a growing tech company that does fulfillment for e-commerce businesses (including Amazon). (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements.

Read the New Democrat Coalition’s latest blog post on the data gap in measuring alternative work and what we can do to empower American workers with the tools they need to succeed.

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