Our Mission

The New York Coalition for Independent Work is committed to protecting self-employed, app-based contractors’ independence and flexibility while also working to provide them with needed benefits.

As we emerge from the COVID pandemic in 2021, and more individuals look for flexible work opportunities to supplement their incomes, protecting worker independence has never been more important. Together, coalition members will work to develop a modern legislative framework that can protect drivers’ ability to choose their schedules and earn income on their terms while also gaining benefits and protections.

The goal is to expand opportunities for app-based workers across all demographics, ethnicities, and backgrounds; strengthen transportation and delivery equity that helps all communities grow and thrive; help brick-and-mortar small businesses, restaurants, and retailers compete in an increasingly online economy; and protect those communities that rely on independent workers and app-based services for their essentials now and into the long-term.

 

Flexible Work for New York