Bring Labor Laws into the 21st Century

By Aleksandra Srdanovic — January 5, 2021

Nontraditional workers are less financially secure, have less health insurance, and are less prepared to retire compared to their traditionally-employed counterparts. But many of the solutions that policymakers in Washington have proposed either don’t solve these problems or would eliminate the flexibility and independence that many gig workers enjoy.

Facts At-A-Glance

  • 67% of gig workers

    are satisfied being part of the on-demand economy, according to a 2017 Intuit report.

  • Only 4% of gig workers

    reported that their employer offers them medical insurance.

  • 13.9% of all employment

    is nontraditional, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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