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Why Is It So Hard for Gig Workers to Get UnemploymentBenefits?
Their status as “employees” remains unsettled, leading to confusion between state and federalbenefits
E. Tammy Kim is a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times and a freelance magazine reporter for outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nation. She previously worked as a legal services attorney, handling employment, immigration, and health care cases. In the fall of 2020, she will be the Distinguished T. Anthony Pollner Professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism.