App-Based Work Alliance Statement on Secretary of Labor Walsh’s Comments on Gig Workers

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2021) – The App-Based Work Alliance, a coalition representing millions of workers nationwide choosing independent work, today released the following statement in response to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh’s comments on gig workers.

"In poll after poll, the overwhelming majority of app-based workers say they want to remain independent contractors who set their own schedules and earn on their own terms. We look forward to coming together with Secretary Walsh to have these much-needed discussions about advancing modern policies that protect worker independence and flexibility, while strengthening benefits and protections. Over 70 percent of app-based workers have repeatedly said they do not want to be reclassified into a rigid and outdated employment model. We can do better. We must all listen to workers.”