PUBLISHED SEP 11, 2019

Skimm This: Gig Economy Reform and Canadian Elections

It’s September 11th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • Yesterday, the California state senate passed a bill with sweeping implications for gig economy workers and whether they're treated as employees or contractors. We’ll connect the dots on how this could help everyone from your Uber driver to your food delivery guy, and why big companies are kinda freaking out about it.

  • Election season in Canada began today, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just six weeks to make his case for reelection.

  • On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, educators are still figuring out how to teach students about how that event changed America.

  • And you’re invited to a special end-of-the-week event at Skimm HQ in New York.


theSkimm: California lawmakers are making moves to reform how businesses treat their gig economy workers. Election season is underway, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough reelection campaign. Lucky for Canada, election season is only six weeks long. Also on today’s show: 18 years after the 9/11 attacks, teachers continue to wrestle with how to teach students about a pivotal event that happened before they were born.


PS – We’re hosting an event at Skimm HQ on Friday featuring New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. They won a Pulitzer for reporting on allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. If you’re in town, join us by RSVPing here. If you can’t make it, call and leave us a voicemail with a question to ask Kantor and Twohey at 646-461-6370.

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