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Do you enjoy the convenience of a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft? Do you like getting food delivered to your door from a service such as DoorDash? Do you want to be your own boss, setting your own schedule so that you can pick your children up from school? Or take classes to advance your education or job prospects? Or simply work when you feel like it?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, President Biden wants to deprive you of your choices. Submit your comment to the Department of Labor today. All comments due by December 13:
Biden’s Labor Department has proposed to upend the convenience and flexibility of independent contractors–and force most workers into a one-size-fits-all employee mode. Forcing app-based services such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to treat all their drivers as employees, instead of independent contractors, will dramatically increase the price of a ride and food delivery. It will eliminate the flexibility that the drivers have to set their own schedules and create a mountain of bureaucratic red tape.
If Biden’s proposal is adopted, many freelance workers–including journalists, photographers, hairdressers, nail technicians–will lose their jobs. Small businesses, already devastated by COVID closures, need the flexibility to hire independent contractors to help their businesses recover. In this time of economic uncertainty and rampant inflation, workers need more opportunities to earn a living–not fewer. OPPOSE BIDEN’S INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RULE by submitting your comment.