Workers cannot have a level playing field on which to advocate for better salaries, benefits, and working conditions if they are unable to bargain with the company or companies that actually set the terms of their employment. Yet all too often, U.S. workers today find themselves shut out from bargaining with their real employers. For example, many drivers on ridesharing apps are misclassified as independent contractors, while many fast-food workers are considered employees of local franchises but not of the national chains that control the terms of their employment.Bahn, Kate. “Understanding the Importance of Monopsony Power in the U.S. Labor Market.” Washington Center for Equitable Growth. July 5, 2018.