'When Someone Hires Me, They Get The Boss Herself'. July 7, 2020. The New York Times. "“A big difference is that we know our rights better. We are not only workers but entrepreneurs. That changed who I am and how I see myself. I am constantly learning new things — how to run a business, how to handle a democratic decision-making process, what good management is.”
When Workers Control the Code. April 22, 2019. WIRED. "Best of all, [workers] own their own code, with no Silicon Valley 'disrupter' skimming profits off the top. 'Any decisions on how the tech will be used is up to them.'"
The Platform Coop is Coming for Uber. Yes! Magazine. January 4, 2018. "Homecare workers and cleaners are some of the lowest paid workers, with few rights or protections. Up & Go is a site that promotes and schedules on-demand quality cleaning services for several women-owned cooperative businesses."
Can Co-ops Displace the Gig Economy? Nonprofit Quartlerly. December 21, 2017. "Workers earn $4–5 more dollars per hour than other cleaning-industry workers in the area and retain 95 percent of the income they generate. The workers can build equity as owners, in addition to earning a fair wage. The software platform amplifies the network’s marketing and streamlines customer support."
6 Things to Know About Worker Co-ops. WNYC News. July 24, 2017. "The hope is that by existing in the same world as the slick Silicon Valley startups, [worker-owned] cooperatives can grow their businesses, help workers stay in their neighborhoods, and give them a different position in life."
A new way of cleaning your house. Marketplace Tech. July 20, 2017. "One of the biggest issues in the so-called gig economy is that the people doing the actual gigs don't always have a lot of control over the platform giving them the work. There's a new platform that wants to be different: Up & Go."
Can the Gig Economy Save Itself? Break Thru Radio. June 1, 2017. "Up & Go might have the impact previous start-ups could only hope for. [...] Merging the convenience of digital platforms with a pro-worker model, Up & Go hopes to take on leading cleaning services gig platforms."