What’s Wrong with the Gig-Economy? A Conversation

In the guise of entrepreneurialism and individual freedom the gig-economy was once hailed as the solution to the ills of the degrading work relationships that formed the backbone of the capitalist economy. Legal scholar and activist Veena Dubal considers how organized workers have helped dispel this myth by speaking out about the darker side of the gig-economy. In conversation with legal labor historian William Forbath, Dubal will discuss these issues and more – from the future of the gig-economy to the potential for legal change in the aftermath of California’s Prop 22.

Veena Dubal
Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair, University of California, Hastings


William E. Forbath
Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law & Associate Dean for Research, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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Join via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96278435068

Or via YouTube Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/rapoportcenter

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Academics, Policy & Law, Research Opportunities & Studies, Social Justice


School of Law

Target Audience

General Public





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