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In Win for Workers, Amazon Drivers are Employees

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Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement on Amazon Flex drivers winning employee classification in Wisconsin. For more information on the ruling, click here

“The Wisconsin Courts have made clear that Amazon drivers are employees under Wisconsin law. This means that Amazon Flex drivers are due additional rights and benefits including access to unemployment compensation. Far too often, especially in the emerging gig economy, big and powerful companies like Amazon use the misclassification of employees as independent contractors to deny working people essential workplace rights like minimum wages, overtime pay, and unemployment insurance. Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling is a win for working people and marks an important victory in the fight to combat worker misclassification in Wisconsin and the United States.”