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Teri Smith is one of over 130,000 workers who shop for and deliver groceries for Instacart. Smith, 46, has worked for Instacart in Arlington, Texas, since August 2018. Allison V. Smith for NPR hide caption

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At The Mercy Of An App: Workers Feel The Instacart Squeeze

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Leonardo Diaz lives in Los Angeles and drives for Uber and Lyft. He says he misses employee health and paid leave benefits he used to receive when he worked as a valet. Courtesy of Victor Cuevas hide caption

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Gig Work With Benefits: California May Expand Employee Perks To Contract Workers

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App-based driver advocacy groups say they anticipated the National Labor Relations Board decision announced on Tuesday. The NLRB declared Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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