WASHINGTON (March 9, 2021) – The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act:
“With today’s passage of the PRO Act, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to put at risk the flexibility that millions of app-based workers rely on by including the same overly narrow definition of independent work as California's disastrous AB5. While we are disappointed in today’s vote, we will continue working with members across the aisle and the Biden Administration for modern policies that preserve worker flexibility and independence, while providing the security of a robust benefits plan to every worker who needs it.”
The App-Based Work Alliance was formed by several app-based platforms that represent millions of app-based workers, including DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft, Postmates, and Uber. Learn more about the App-Based Work Alliance here.