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Article

22 Nov 2021

Author:
Maggie Mancini, Philly Voice

USA: GoPuff workers plan a strike demanding better pay, better access to shifts & protection from deactivation; incl. co. comment

"Gopuff workers plan to strike, demanding better pay and protection from deactivation," 21 Nov. 2021

GoPuff workers are striking for increased pay, better access to shifts, and protection from deactivation, according to a Working Washington website campaign to advertise the strike. Workers will drop their ... shifts and refuse to fill in for the day. "We're human and we deserve to be paid for the effort we put in," Manayunk GoPuff driver Candace Hinson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We deserve for all of us to be compensated appropriately."

Working Washington says that GoPuff driver's wages across the country have been cut, some by nearly $2 per hour. Workers are demanding a minimum mandated hourly wage of $20, alongside the cost of mileage.

... When asked about the company's response to the impending strike, a Gopuff spokesperson said that delivery partners "earn an average of $18 to $25 per hour, which is among the highest in the industry."