Gig economy workers with Working WA have been meeting for months to talk about what's working and what needs to change about their jobs and the apps they work for. And last week, they took the first step in bringing benefits & better pay to the gig economy: they made their voices heard at our Gig Worker Speak-Out.
If you couldn't make it, don't worry! You can still hear straight from Instacart shoppers, Doordash drivers, Lyft drivers, and more about the good, bad, & ugly of their jobs by checking out the video here or reading the recap below.
Then, click here to get involved. We need customers, workers, and supporters alike on board to start holding companies like Doordash, Instacart, and Uber accountable for improving working conditions & wages.
Workers like Chris, Mia, Roy, Corwin, & Wafiullah speaking out about their work conditions is a huge step in making change. They're fighting to bring portable benefits & better wages to their jobs. But they can't do it alone.
Click here & sign up to help spread the word about our gig workers campaign.
When we all stand together, we can push back against these new issues workers are facing by building new models for workers' rights. Gig workers are on the front lines of our changing economy — so stand with them and let's fight together!
1. KNKX, clips from July 19, 2018
2. Tacoma News Tribune, "Think it’s easy to deliver groceries or drive a ride-share? Think again, workers say," July 20, 2018
3. Geekwire, "'I wouldn’t have been homeless if I had benefits.' Gig economy workers demand better protections," July 28, 2018