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When the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, many technology companies assured employees that they would help those who needed to travel to another state to access abortion care. But at some companies, one major segment of their workforces remained shut out: gig workers.

Today, a group of 25 Democratic members of Congress led by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Representative Cori Bush of Missouri sent letters to the CEOs of Amazon, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Grubhub to question that policy. They wrote that excluding gig workers disadvantages companies’ lowest-income workers and asked that gig workers be reclassified as employees, with the attendant benefits.

“Companies like Uber,

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