"I'm here because I want my neighbors to know I love and care about them," said Amparo Abel-Bey, a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice from Windsor Terrace, a nearby neighborhood. "In this Hate Free Zone we all have to keep our eyes out for one another."
"If I'm doing something useful for the company, I should be paid for that time," Mark says to me as he drives me over the Brooklyn Bridge. "That's what work is, right?" It seems like a simple enough principle.
An email with the subject line "Tipping is coming to TaskRabbit!" sounded like positive news to Toby, who works as a handyman in New York City on the popular odd-jobs platform. But buried at the bottom of the email, sent earlier this month, was another notice: "We are introducing a flat 30% service fee on all tasks, and discontinuing the 15% service fee for tasks with repeat Clients."