APP-BASED WORK ALLIANCE STATEMENT AHEAD OF DEPUTY SECRETARY OF LABOR NOMINEE JULIE SU SENATE CONFIRMATION VOTE
WASHINGTON (July 13, 2021) – The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following statement ahead of Deputy Secretary of Labor Nominee Julie Su’s U.S. Senate confirmation vote:
“We are looking forward to working with the Deputy Secretary of Labor to address the needs of our evolving 21st century workforce - specifically our nation’s millions of independent, app-based workers. These app-based workers are essential to our communities and economy and deserve modern policies that protect the flexibility they want and need.
“As the former Secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Deputy
Secretary Julie Su saw firsthand the devastating effect that outdated labor policies such as Assembly Bill 5 had on independent workers in her state. If the Senate confirms Julie Su as Deputy Secretary, we hope she will work to prevent those harmful policies from impacting workers nationwide and instead promote policies that allow workers to keep independence and flexibility, while providing access to benefits.”
The App-Based Work Alliance was formed by several app-based platforms that represent millions of app-based workers, including DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft, and Uber. Learn more about the App-Based Work Alliance here.