Postmates Lauds Congressional Proposal to Guide the Future of Work — Urging Multi-Stakeholder Process
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — October 2, 2018
Today, on the heels of members of the U.S. House of Representatives introducing a framework of policy proposals intended to build a 21st century social contract for workers, Postmates issued the following statement:
“We applaud the leadership of Chairman Jim Himes (D-CT) and the New Democrat Coalition for advancing a package of policy proposals to protect and advance the American worker in the modern economy.
The issue is not if we should protect worker voice and build our middle class, but how we do so in the era of flexible work. The fight is not if we offer benefits to workers who freelance or work shift jobs, but how we make those benefits portable across them. We can, and should debate the legislative and policy approaches to how we best achieve these goals. But we can’t be complacent about the goals themselves.
Today’s publication of the second paper under the Economic Opportunity Agenda, underscores that industry, labor, and lawmakers have the opportunity to be working partners, not sparring partners, in prioritizing worker voice and establishing floors of protection for flexible work. We look forward to a multi-stakeholder process to explore how we can minimize gaps in worker compensation and ensure that workers of all stripes can access health coverage, retirement, paid family leave, unemployment insurance and other benefits in the new economy.”