Biden labor chief: Uber, Lyft drivers won’t remain independent contractors

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh today said that most gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees,” not independent contractors.
“In a lot of cases gig workers should be classified as employees … in some cases they are treated respectfully and in some cases they are not and I think it has to be consistent across the board,” Walsh told Reuters.
Reclassifying gig workers in this way would be devastating to independent contractors, as many would lose work. Further, neither rideshare drivers themselves nor the American people consider drivers to be employees. Even more damning, most rideshare drivers don’t want to be employees. By a 3-1 ratio, Americans consider rideshare drivers to be independent contractors and not employees, according to a landmark Pew Research Center survey.
via wnd

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