Boston Business Journal: Local nonprofits join Uber, Lyft in new coalition for ‘app-based workers’

The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Independent Work, highlights what flexible work enables:

App-based work has been key for Black and Brown communities, who continue to suffer discrimination through traditional hiring practices. Having the flexibility to work when, where and for however long we want, with few barriers to entry, means we are able to build work around our lives, instead of the other way around. It’s allowed us to supplement our incomes as traditional jobs have disappeared during the pandemic and will be slow to come back.

J. Keith Motley

CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

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