Gig Workers

Block, Walter E. 2021. “A Case for Gig Workers Behind Pushing Back Against Unionism.” November 22;

Block, Walter E. 2020. “Union Bosses Take Aim at Gigsters’ Jobs.” July 22;

Walter E. Block, Ph.D.


Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 9:11 AM

To: [email protected]

Subject: A new film for Loyola University New Orleans – uncovering the real costs of the gig economy

A must ee film for Business Students, The Gig Is Up!

Order this film for Loyola University New Orleans!


Hello Professor Block,

We’re writing to recommend a new documentary for students and educators at Loyola University New Orleans called THE GIG IS UP. The film exposes the true costs of the gig economy through the lives of workers around the globe. From delivering food and driving ride shares to tagging images for AI, millions of people around the world are finding work task by task online. Lured by the promise of flexible work hours, independence, and control over time and money, workers from around the world have found a very different reality. Work conditions are often dangerous, pay often changes without notice, and workers can effectively be fired through deactivation or a bad rating. Through an engaging global cast of characters, THE GIG IS UP reveals how the magic of technology we are being sold might not be magic at all. Visit our website to learn more!

“A true eye-opener about the human costs that fuel our everyday conveniences, THE GIG IS UP leaves audiences with a tough question.”

– POV Magazine | Review By Pat Mullen

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