VICE: Elizabeth Warren Calls on Uber, Instacart to Reclassify Workers as Employees
“You have a responsibility to protect their health and the public’s health.”
In a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Instacart, DoorDash, and Grubhub, Senator Elizabeth Warren called on the gig companies to do something they've fought for years: providing gig workers with "basic rights and protections" that might protect them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Because these workers perform essential delivery work and are critical to serving customers who cannot leave home during the pandemic, you have a responsibility to protect their health and the public’s health. To do so, I urge you to reclassify your delivery workers as employees, rather than independent contractors, and ensure they are provided a full suite of employee protections and benefits.”
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By: Edward Ongweso Jr.