APP-BASED WORK ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON DOL WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION NOMINEE DAVID WEIL’S SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING
WASHINGTON (July 15, 2021) – The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following statement on Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator Nominee David Weil’s confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions:
“As the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee considers David Weil’s nomination for DOL Wage and Hour Administrator, we implore the Committee members to consider the complexities and nuances of our 21st century workforce - including our country’s millions of app-based workers. These app-based workers love their flexibility and independence and the freedom to choose when, where and how they work.
“As the American workforce evolves, our policies need to evolve with them - instead of restricting them. Dr. Weil should recognize this and the fact that the overwhelming majority of app-based workers do not want to be confined to an outdated workforce model that no longer serves a majority of Americans. We urge the Committee to encourage Dr. Weil to listen to workers and not take away their independence.
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.