Companies like Uber, Doordash say their employees are happy with the gig economy change; working groups are afraid to form an underclass.
Faced with a new threat and new U.S. supervisors pushing for the distribution of hail and food service providers as well-paid employees, financial gig companies including Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Instacart are pushing for contracts independent, though it has some advantages.
Companies, whose businesses are based on low-cost labor, say the study shows that many of those who do not want to become workers, say a new generation of workers wants to decide when and how much work.
He hopes to persuade U.S. officials and lawmakers to stop appointing gig workers as workers, a move that has accelerated the election of U.S. President Joe Biden, who has campaigned promising to provide the best for gig workers.
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Thursday backed the controversy, telling the Reuters news agency in an interview that “more gig users should be like workers”.
Shares in Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and DoorDash Inc fell nearly 12% Thursday following Walsh’s actions. Changing the gig staff could disrupt the types of corporate businesses, which rely on millions of part-time employees who do not receive any benefits, such as unemployment or pay.
‘Independence and flexibility’
Less than two weeks after Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmate met to form the App-based Work Alliance, a Washington-based defense group.
In response to Walsh’s remarks, the Coalition said on Thursday that it hoped to meet with the secretary to have “significant discussions on the promotion of modern principles of independence and change, and to promote value and security.”
The group said its aim was to make changes to the U.S. labor laws that allow workers to be more flexible and earn less than what workers are required, including minimum wage, health care and accident insurance.
Uber sent a letter to the transition team in Biden in December and one of all Congress members in February, asking them to support what the company calls a “third option”.
Trade unions say the petition will create a new group of workers with less freedom and security.
Gig Workers Rising, a group of workers who promote high-value, Thursday called on regulators to step in and protect workers.
Gig finance companies got a chance to win in California in November, while voters in the Democratic-lean state supported a company-sponsored approach that promoted the opportunity of workers as independent contractors, drafting a national law that would make them workers.
Employees at Gig in the area now have the opportunity to earn less, including health insurance, accident insurance and lower wages while the riders are in their car.
This is much cheaper than what employees get. Converting high-speed drivers in California to work would leave Uber and Lyft each with more than $ 392m in annual taxes and employee benefits only, Reuters calculations show.
But none of the ideas that these companies have described so far are receiving unemployment benefits, one of the best things employers do.
The failure of workers to gig access to employment opportunities was thrown out during the coronavirus epidemic, when Congress saw taxpayers reduce the demand for workers.