“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 member, the Independent Drivers Guild. Rideshare and delivery drivers from across New York and New Jersey spent the afternoon with our families, eating delicious food, playing games, and celebrating our community.
As we spent the day together, we also reflected on all we’ve achieved since launching in February 2022. Within six months, our historic alliance has met with elected officials to discuss transforming our industry, led a caravan of hundreds of app workers to Uber’s New York offices, sent over 10,000 letters demanding app companies lower their commissions, raised awareness of the dangers of our jobs, won critical health benefits for New York drivers – and expanded to become a national coalition of 120,000 rideshare and delivery workers!
We are proud of how far we’ve come, and look forward to continuing to fight for living wages, a safe working environment, an end to unfair account deactivation, quality healthcare and mental healthcare benefits, reliable bathroom access, and the right to form a union.
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