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Pete Buttigieg's campaign used a company criticized for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy

18 hours ago   |   By Business Insider

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign hired gig workers using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, a platform notorious for low pay.
The decision appears at odds with Buttigieg's campaign message that gig workers deserve the protections and wages of full-time employees.
Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, lets employers set their price for specific tasks that gig workers can choose to take on, allowing payments as low as 1 cent per task.
Buttigieg's campaign has said that it paid gig workers above the minimum wage for tasks that lasted 2-3 minutes.
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