Category : Blog

September 13, 2022 | Blog

DON’T TAX RIDESHARE TWICE

Rideshare drivers can’t afford more taxes and fees – and we’re making sure our State leaders know it!  On Wednesday, August 31, we gathered hundreds of drivers and supporters  outside MTA headquarters in New York City to protest the proposed congestion tax on for-hire vehicles. Chants of “MTA, shame on you!” and “Driver power!” rang […]

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September 2, 2022 | Blog

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS NEW YORK SOLIDARITY BARBECUE

“It is your day today. Justice for App Workers values you!” said Naomi Ogutu, President of NYC Rideshare Club and Co-chair of Justice for App Workers.  On Saturday, August 20, a group of over 1,000 app workers and family members gathered in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens at the barbecue we hosted alongside our coalition […]

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August 19, 2022 | Blog

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS ILLINOIS LAUNCHES AT CHICAGO GIGFEST

On Sunday, at the first annual Chicago GigFest, Illinois rideshare drivers and delivery workers gathered for a rare day of rest and celebration with our families. There, we announced that Justice for App Workers is now a NATIONAL movement with 20,000 Illinois app workers joining the fight against Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, and other big […]

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August 14, 2022 | Blog

INTRODUCING: JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS ILLINOIS!

We are proud to announce that today, rideshare and delivery workers and our families gathered for the first-ever Chicago GigFest to make a historic announcement. Seven grassroots app driver groups representing 20,000 members have united as Justice for App Workers Illinois, joining our fast-growing national movement that started with 100,000 app workers in New York!  […]

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August 9, 2022 | Blog

YOU’RE INVITED TO AN APP WORKER BARBECUE!

Justice for App Workers is proud to partner with our coalition member the Independent Drivers Guild to host a barbecue for solidarity. Join us for a shared celebration of app workers and our families! CLICK HERE TO RSVP This is a chance to celebrate all our progress together, along with delicious halal food, giveaways of […]

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July 29, 2022 | Blog

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS IS ACCEPTING ENDORSEMENTS!

Last week, Justice for App Workers celebrated its first big victory – we won critical health benefits for New York drivers! We are proud to help keep app drivers in New York safer, and this is just the start of what we will achieve together.  When groups endorse our movement, their support helps us push […]

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July 28, 2022 | Blog

APP WORKERS ARE THE NEXT WAVE OF UNION ORGANIZING

All signs point to this moment as the right time to join a union. Across the United States, workers are coming together to demand fair pay and fair treatment at their workplaces. Just this year, the national approval of labor unions reached its highest point since 1965. Americans’ approval of labor unions has also increased […]

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July 21, 2022 | Blog

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS LEADERS PLAN FOR UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS

Justice for App Workers represents a historic unity between rideshare drivers and delivery workers. The promise of this unity is that when we come together – in a way the app companies NEVER thought we could – we can build the political power needed to win the rights, benefits, and protections that will change our […]

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July 14, 2022 | Blog

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS MEMBERS MEET AT ELECTRIC FIRST GENERAL MEETING

A few weeks ago, Justice for App Workers members came together to plan how we can win safer working conditions, higher wages, the right to form a union, and more! We are working strategically to win our demands and improve the lives of all app workers as we take on Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and other […]

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June 29, 2022 | Blog

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR? An End to Unfair Deactivation

App companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have policies that put drivers and delivery workers under constant threat of “deactivation.” For app workers, this is the equivalent of immediate firing. The current process allows for deactivation without cause and with no chance to defend yourself, ultimately resulting in app workers losing their entire income at […]

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