February 15, 2022 |

JUSTICE FOR APP WORKERS STATEMENT ON RAISE IN MINIMUM PAY RATES FOR FOR-HIRE VEHICLE DRIVERS

Coalition celebrates progress for thousands of drivers, urges immediate action to improve working conditions for rideshare drivers & delivery workers

NEW YORK, NY –  In response to Friday’s announcement that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will raise minimum pay rates for for-hire vehicle drivers by 5.3 percent, the Justice for App Workers coalition released the following statement:

This much-needed raise will help improve the lives of thousands of app drivers and their families, who have risked so much to serve New York’s communities during the pandemic. We applaud the TLC and Mayor Adams for listening to the outcry from drivers about rising costs and taking this important step, and urge them to continue taking decisive and immediate action to reform this highly exploitative industry.

In addition to ensuring livable wages for all rideshare drivers and delivery workers, we need immediate action to secure safety on the job, an end to unfair account deactivation, quality healthcare benefits, access to bathrooms, and the right to form a union.

Justice for App Workers is a coalition of rideshare and delivery workers who recently united to launch a historic labor fight against the app companies. Made up of nine grassroots organizations representing 100,000 app workers, they are demanding safe working conditions, just compensation, and the right to unionization.

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Justice for App Workers is a coalition movement representing 100,000 New York rideshare drivers and delivery workers, united in their demands to transform their industry. This means living wages, a safe working environment, an end to unfair deactivation, quality healthcare benefits, reliable bathroom access, and the right to form a union. Together, drivers and delivery workers are taking on the multi-billion dollar app industry to win dignity at work. Learn more and join the movement at JusticeForAppWorkers.org



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