February 17, 2022 |

Traffic, tickets, gas: rideshare and delivery app workers fight to unionize

Traffic, tickets, gas: rideshare and delivery app workers fight to unionize

For nearly three years, Kevin Zhou has worked as a delivery driver in New York City for DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub and other food delivery apps, and often has to work 12- to 16-hour days just to make ends meet and support his family.

“Sometimes in an order, you can make just $3 to $5 and it can take half an hour,” said Zhou.

He added issues such as traffic and parking tickets, car maintenance, car insurance, gas, other expenses, and being sent by the app on long delivery runs that are out of the way of areas where most orders are concentrated force him and other workers to have to work long hours to make it worthwhile to work the apps.

Read more at The Guardian

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