App-Based Work Alliance Statement On Deputy Secretary of Labor Nominee Julie Su’s Confirmation Hearing
National App-Based Work Alliance Will Advocate for Solutions That Preserve Worker Independence and Access to Benefits
WASHINGTON (March 15, 2021) – The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing
millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following
statement prior to Deputy Secretary of Labor Nominee Julie Su’s confirmation hearing.
"Our country’s millions of independent, app-based workers have been essential in helping our
communities get through the pandemic, and they deserve modern policies that ensure flexibility and certainty. If confirmed, Deputy Secretary-Designate Su will play a leading role in
implementing policies that could have an enormous impact on app-based workers. As the
former Secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Deputy
Secretary-Designate Su saw firsthand the devastating effect that outdated labor policies such as Assembly Bill 5 had on independent workers. In her Senate confirmation hearing, we encourage her to reject similar federal proposals and instead commit to promoting federal 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, Postmates, and Uber. Learn more about the App-Based Work Alliance here.