USED TO BE THAT GIG WORKERS were those cool cats blowing a mean sax into the wee hours. After the show they’d be sipping Canadian Club with the quartet until sunrise. Now even the tone deaf can get a gig. All you need is a car and the willingness to shop for someone else’s groceries, deliver carryout, or chauffeur random strangers.
Although academic historians of the last generation have given voice to new perspectives and theories of historical change around Ford, the textbook view has not strayed far from the narrative constructed by Ford’s biographers.
It took a pandemic to halt NYC’s unfair crackdown on delivery workers’ e-bikes
The workers who rides these forbidden e‑bikes are mostly Chinese and Latinx, many of them immigrants, some undocumented. When officers nab a rider, they issue a $500 fine and impound the bike.