App-Based Work Alliance Statement on Secretary of Labor Nominee Marty Walsh Senate Confirmation Hearing
National App-Based Work Alliance Will Advocate for Solutions That Preserve Worker Independence and Access to Benefits
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021) -- The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following statement after Mayor Marty Walsh’s confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions regarding his nomination to serve as the nation’s next Secretary of Labor:
“Our country’s independent workforce has been essential in helping our communities overcome the many challenges we’ve faced throughout this pandemic. We are looking forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration, including the Secretary of Labor, to address the rapidly evolving needs of the 21st century workforce. The millions of Americans who choose and rely on flexible work are looking to the new Administration to embrace modern policies that provide certainty in an uncertain economic time. We encourage Mayor Walsh and the Labor Department to support policies that will enhance independent work.”
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.