PUA Benefits: How Gig-Workers are Getting Unemployment

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expands states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits. Alex breaks down some of the ways this act is making unemployment accessible to gig-economy workers on platforms and discusses how these workers have traditionally been left out of unemployment protections.

This is an excerpt from episode 101 of Winner Take All. Watch the full episode here:

Originally Aired: 07/06/20

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