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App-Based Industry Contributes Over $212 Billion Annually to the U.S. Economy and Spurs $32 Billion Boost for Local Businesses, New Study Finds

Landmark study—using for the first time aggregated data from leading app-based rideshare and delivery platform companies—reveals powerful economic impact nationally and at the state level WASHINGTON – The app-based rideshare and delivery industry contributes over $212 billion annually to the U.S. economy and offers flexible earning opportunities to more than 7.3 million app-based workers, according […]

Flex Portable Benefits Principles

The Flex Association’s framework for federal portable benefits legislation is built on six key principles: FLEXIBILITY App-based workers should be able to choose how to use their portable benefits, including for, but not limited to, retirement, health, and paid leave. PROPORTIONALITY App-based platform contributions should be in proportion to how much app-based workers earn. App-based […]

Flex Statement on Released Details of DoL Worker Classification Final Rule

Independent work has become an indispensable part of the nation’s economy. While we do not anticipate immediate impacts, the DoL’s new guidance could generate significant uncertainty for millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs. That’s why we will seek to ensure implementation of this rule does not target workers who overwhelmingly turn to app-based platforms […]

Flex Members in the Holiday Spirit

‘Tis the season for rideshare and delivery holiday good tidings! This December, Flex members are sharing the holiday spirit and ensuring our earners and customers can celebrate with ease. Check out just some of the many initiatives and uplifting stories below: Extra Holiday Cheer: With many financially worried this holiday season, app-based platforms can offer […]

NVRDC & Flex Association Release Joint Op-Ed For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a terrible set of behaviors that are, ultimately, about control. With October being National Domestic Violence Month, we have come together to highlight how technology—specifically app-based platforms—are helping survivors flip the switch and provide more freedom and control over their own lives. First, let’s recognize the horrifying scale of domestic violence in […]

New Gig Economy Reports Just In!

Today’s economy is more volatile than it has been in years – mortgage rates are at 20-year highs, student loan payments are re-starting this month, and energy and oil prices are on the rise due to geopolitical conflicts. It makes sense that amid these challenges, workers overwhelmingly prioritize flexible, scalable work to combat inflation and […]

Flex Statement on FTC’s Proposed Junk Fee Regulation

Today, in response to the FTC’s consumer protection proposal on junk fees, Kristin Sharp, CEO of Flex issued the following statement: “Every day, app-based platforms compete in a dynamic market to offer consumers the best possible experience – including during the ordering process. Platforms clearly communicate and disclose the fees they charge so consumers can […]