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African American Mayors Association Resolution

Across the country, millions of Americans earn income with the app-based economy, and millions more benefit from the impact of the industry, especially in communities of color. The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) recognized the industry’s important role in their communities by passing a resolution supporting app-based workers and the benefits the industry delivers in communities throughout […]

Veteran Perspectives

App-based work provides the military community with opportunities to earn income on their own terms – with the added flexibility to continue their education, support family needs, and thrive as they transition from service to civilian life. A new survey released by Morning Consult, the first national poll of app-based workers, captured the attitudes of […]

COVID Impact Report

When the pandemic threatened livelihoods and local economies, the app-based industry stepped in to provide essential services and earning opportunities to tens of millions of Americans. To date, Flex member companies – DoorDash, Gopuff, Grubhub, HopSkipDrive, Instacart, Lyft, and Shipt, Uber – have provided direct financial support to drivers and delivery people, implemented advanced safety […]

Veterans Impact Report

Those who serve in America’s Armed Forces keep our nation safe and free, and the app- based industry is committed to honoring their bravery and sacrifice. Flex member companies will always stand to support our community of veterans, service members, and military families. App-based work provides the military community with opportunities to earn income on […]

Older Americans Report

Older Americans are an integral part of our communities. Flex member companies arecommitted to supporting Americans aged 50 and older, providing them withopportunities to earn and ensuring they have access to the goods and services theyneed and want to age with independence and dignity.

The App-Based Economy: National and State-Level

In April of 2023, Flex partnered with polling firm, Morning Consult, to survey 10,011 adults across the country. Using a multi-level regression and post-stratification model weighted by multiple factors, we found that app-based work is not only crucial to how millions of Americans deal with inflation, but that an overwhelming majority of app-based earners would […]

Rep. Darrell Issa Resolution

On January 31st, Representative Darrell Issa introduced a resolution recognizing the contributions of independent workers and contractors to the American economy and defending economic opportunity for the millions of Americans that make their living by working for themselves. Flex stands in support of Representative Issa’s resolution, and applauds his work recognizing the importance of independent […]