Comment from Anonymous

An independently-owned store or restaurant has the freedom to choose if they wish to work with any delivery companies or all delivery companies (such as UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub’s, etc.). They have the freedom to choose when and how much business they conduct with delivery companies. The business owner accepts the risks and rewards of accepting or declining any business from such companies.

An independent commercial truck driver has the freedom to choose which and how many companies they work with. They have the freedom to choose when and how much business to conduct with such companies. They accept the risks and rewards of accepting or declining any work or task they choose.

An independent delivery driver should have the same freedom to work with any or all food and grocery delivery companies they choose to. They should have the freedom to choose when and how much business to conduct with such companies. They should have the freedom to accept the risks and rewards of accepting or declining any delivery work or tasks they choose.

Delivery drivers and delivery companies freely enter into agreements which are mutually beneficial to both parties. The driver is exchanging their services in return for monetary compensation by the delivery company who coordinates the delivery and the customer who receives the delivery and compensates the driver through tipping.

A government intrusion into this free market exchange of goods and services would threaten the freedom and livelihood of all self-employed individuals including many physicians, attorneys, and all independent business owners.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-1256 | 22-Oct-20

Categorized under Independence

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