USA: Drivers to protest at Postmates, Doordash & Instacart headquarters following accusations of decreasing wages

Author: Kate Larsen, ABC 7 News, Published on: 12 September 2019

"Delivery App drivers rally for higher wages at SF Postmates, Doordash, and Instacart headquarters", 6 September 2019

Shoppers and drivers for Postmates, Doordash, and Instacart are rallying at the three companies San Francisco headquarters...saying that their wages have been decreasing and aren't enough to live on in the Bay Area...

...[Vanessa Bain] and her husband are personal shoppers and delivery drivers...Comparing four weeks of Bain's Instacart pay in 2016 versus 2019, it does appear that her earnings went down..on average $4 an hour..."If I were to take expenses out...I probably would have earned negative money,"...

...Doordash [says it] is rolling out a new pay model at the end of September..."Under this new pay model, Dashers on average will earn more money from door dash and more money overall."...

...Instacart said..."We...will continue to work closely with local legislators as we push to modernize laws in a way that allows shoppers to reach their personal financial goals while maintaining the flexibility they enjoy."...

...Postmates said..."on job pay-out averages have increased to 21.50 per hour in San Francisco and Postmates always retain 100 percent of their tips...we've called for a new deal for the gig economy that would give workers a stronger voice, ensure they earn at least the state-mandated minimum wage and create an industry-wide benefits fund."...

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Related companies: DoorDash Instacart Postmates