Erik Forman is implementing strategies to transform the gig economy through cooperative development and worker ownership with the Independent Drivers Guild, a Machinists Union affiliate organizing app-based drivers in New York City and beyond. Prior to his work with the IDG, Erik spent a decade leading groundbreaking efforts to unionize the US fast food industry and other initiatives in the labor movement. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center.