Right now, federal officials are working on legislation for workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis!
Since drivers are misclassified as independent contractors, there’s a chance that we could be left out of any relief that’s targeted at employees. That can’t happen.
We’re the ones out here getting meals to people, giving them rides to the doctor and allowing millions of Americans to stay safe and socially isolated.
Please call your senators and tell them drivers must be included in any federal COVID-19 relief legislation!
Use this number: 1-877-267-5060 to be connected to your senators.
The hotline has both English and Spanish options.
Here’s what to say when you call:
Hello, my name is YOUR NAME and I live in CITY. I am calling to let the senator know that any COVID-19 relief package must provide economic security for every person no matter what they look like, where they’re from or what they do for a living. Legislation must be passed to expand unemployment insurance for franchisee employees, contracted workers, and tipped workers – including so-called Gig Workers – at $15 per hour and $2,000 per person with additional installments in direct cash relief.
It’s imperative that we make our voices heard on this. Otherwise we risk being left out of relief.