Monday, October 25, 2021

New York City passes new protections for delivery workers

A black-and-white image of three delivery workers dressed in casual clothing, their bikes visible in the background.
Photograph by Philip Montgomery

On Thursday, New York’s city council passed a package of six bills establishing new rights and protections for delivery workers, making it the first major city to address the intense working conditions associated with food delivery. Mayor DeBlasio has previously expressed support for the provisions and is expected to sign them into law without delay.

Passage of the bills was first reported by The City, a local non-profit newsroom.

A Verge feature earlier this month detailed the intense conditions faced by delivery drivers who serve apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats. Wage theft is common, as is physical assault, and pay can fluctuate wildly. Because of the gig work model, there is little security against on-the-job injuries or earnings…

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Source The Verge

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