The TV & entertainment writers’ strike is only one example of organized labor attempting to lift the working class out of the trenches of the so-called gig economy
Blinkit, a quick grocery delivery app in India, has slashed the pay of its delivery partners to as little as around USD 0.18 (Rs. 15) per delivery. Delivery partners in different parts of capital city New Delhi and across other Indian cities have gone on strike.
Delivery partners of the quick-delivery company are demanding that a new pay structure, which will reportedly substantially reduce their current incomes, be immediately rescinded
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The workers’ struggle for their dignity and safety has achieved some victories, but the work is far from over
Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.
Workers claim that demands put forth during 2020’s unprecedented strike have not been met and rates are even lower
While gig economy workers faced defeat in their struggle against California’s Proposition 22, Florida workers secured a major victory in their six-year-long fight to raise the minimum wage to USD 15 per hour
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Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment
Uber and Lyft, have strongly opposed California’s AB5, that classifies gig workers as employees, instead of as contractors of the companies
Delivery personnel with the Indian company Swiggy are protesting in a number of cities claiming that the payment they get per order has sharply decreased, as have other incentives