Why the Gig Economy Matters — Even If It’s Small

For better or worse, on-demand companies like Uber and Lyft are a catalyst for changing labor laws that were built for a different era

Uber and Lyft drivers protest outside the Uber offices in Saugus, MA.
Uber and Lyft drivers including Abiye Gelaye, center, protested outside the Uber offices in Saugus, MA on May 8, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty