Food delivery workers in New York City are now earning a mandated minimum $17.96 an hour before tips, following months of unsuccessful legal challenges by delivery platforms DoorDash, Uber and Grubhub. But a sudden coinciding move by the affected apps to change how customers can tip is taking money back out of their pockets, the […]
After a 3-year campaign by Los Deliveristas Unidos, workers are set to make more than $17 per hour before tips — a compromise that’s left both app companies and some advocates dissatisfied.
Trailblazing labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos loses leaders over fears that a pay boost measure could backfire, stoked by the major delivery apps.
In a reversal, City Hall is advancing a new minimum hourly rate of $19.96, nearly $4 less than previously proposed.
The fast-food chain will debut a temporary rest area for delivery workers — the same week a Manhattan community board rejected a similar plan from city government.
The proposed new sites, at Verdi Square and in Fordham Heights, would join one already announced at City Hall Park in converting vacant newsstands into charging and rest stations.
Workers who get around on mopeds are pushing for a $5 increase to cover expenses like gas and insurance.
Required by a law spurred by worker organizing and THE CITY’s reporting, pay scale is first for the industry.
E-bike and phone chargers are coming soon to City Hall Park and other spots, after drivers for companies like Grubhub and DoorDash dreamed of having warm places to pause between runs.
New Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is aiming to create a “resources center” for gig economy workers like deliveristas, while also shaking up diversity on his community boards –– aiming to recruit more cyclists and pedestrians. Both initiatives are part of Levine’s “transition report,” which details 29 long-term goals organized under several priorities that include […]