Governments should recognize the wide variety of forms of modern self-employment and consider the potential of digital platforms to offer support to self-employed people. While self-employment is growing in popularity, this group of the labor force lacks access to the benefits of employed workers and is less likely to have savings for retirement. Government-supported digital platforms could make it easier for workers to make the correct tax payments, pay into pensions, and give self-employed workers a stronger voice.
Coworker.org is one of the most widely-covered non-governmental organization systems. Particularly popular with workers in the gig economy, the platform allows workers to organize online campaigns to alter specific company policies.