Bakers Applaud Introduction Of H.R. 3825
by American Bakers Association
Posted: 2017-09-26 15:37:45 EST

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Bakers Association (ABA) thanks Representative Diane Black (TN-06) and Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) for their introduction of H.R. 3825, The Harmonization of Coverage Act of 2017.

“ABA thanks the leadership of Representatives Black and Stefanik toward achieving a common-sense, consistent definition of employee across federal statute,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President and CEO.

The baking industry is a large user of independent contractors for their direct service delivery (DSD) systems. Many bakers sell delivery routes to independent distributors, who deploy their fleet and keep stores stocked with freshly baked goods.

“Independent Contractors are essential to many bakery distribution networks,” said Mike Goscinski, Director, Government Relations. “This legislation provides clarity for our members to continue growing relationships with hard-working entrepreneurs to produce and deliver freshly baked, wholesome products.”

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About the American Bakers Association:

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the Washington D.C.-based voice of the wholesale baking industry. Since 1897, ABA has represented the interests of bakers before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and international regulatory authorities. ABA advocates on behalf of more than 1,000 baking facilities and baking company suppliers. ABA members produce bread, rolls, cookies, crackers, bagels, sweet goods, tortillas and many other wholesome, nutritious, baked products for America’s families. The baking industry generates more than $153 billion in economic activity annually and employs more than 799,500 highly skilled people.

Source: American Bakers Association