US Labor Secretary Says Most Gig Workers Should Be Classified as Employees, Prompting Shares of Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Grubhub To Crash – Slashdot

“We are looking at it but 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 in an interview, expressing his view on the topic for the first time. “These companies are making profits and revenue and I’m not (going to) begrudge anyone for that because that’s what we are about in America… but we also want to make sure that success trickles down to the worker,” he said. Source: US Labor Secretary Says Most Gig Workers Should Be Classified as Employees, Prompting Shares of Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Grubhub To Crash – Slashdot