Bluecrew, the staffing technology platform for a flexible W-2 workforce, announced additional financial relief for Crew Members impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to the growing concern over the health, safety, and financial well-being of the nationwide hourly workforce, Crew Members who rely on Bluecrew for a steady source of income will receive an additional two weeks of paid leave should they contract the virus or need to self-quarantine.
Unlike gig platforms, Bluecrew classifies all of its Crew Members as employees. This means all Crew Members already have access to the benefits and protections afforded to employees, including paid sick leave, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and health insurance. This new benefit is supplemental to the protections and benefits Crew Members currently receive and will be at no cost to Crew Members or Bluecrew customers.
“The health and safety of Bluecrew employees is our primary concern – both those in corporate offices as well as the thousands of Crew Members working on our platform for hundreds of employers across the country,” said Adam Roston, Bluecrew CEO. “Hourly workers in the US, the majority of whom live paycheck to paycheck, are at a grave disadvantage right now. It’s our hope that state and federal governments step up and provide financial relief to all hourly workers, but in the meantime, we are going to make sure our Crew Members have this important additional benefit.”
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“Bluecrew has a long history of advocating for the American workforce and will continue to do so. Today’s national crisis is further proof that every hourly worker should receive the protection and benefits every working American deserves whether during a national crisis or a personal one,” Roston continued.
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