Gig workers with the Pay Up campaign will rally, protest, and deliver bags full of peanuts and other messages to the Postmates Engineering Office. Workers will carry bags saying “PAY UP” and filled with peanuts; share their own stories; read written messages from workers across the country (on peanut-shaped paper); and march with grassroots protest signs.
If the gig economy is the future of work, then gig workers are launching the future of workers rights next week, with protests, speak-outs and other Pay Up campaign events at Seattle City Hall, the Postmates engineering office in Bellevue, and additional locations across the country to mark the week of Labor Day.
Leading immigrant rights, women’s rights, and public health advocates have added their support for the state’s bold plan to restore overtime protections for salaried workers paid up to about $70,000/year. Public hearings are set for next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Tumwater, Seattle, and Bellingham.
Beginning Monday, July 1st, nannies, housecleaners, landscapers and other domestic workers in Seattle have new rights at work as the city’s landmark Domestic Workers Bill of Rights takes effect — and they’ll be taking action to make sure the word gets out to workers and employers.
After billion-dollar food delivery app Postmates cut pay by 30% and even eliminated a $4-per-job pay guarantee, workers are fighting back & taking action to raise pay. They’re calling it a Blitz Up, and it’s the first-ever nationwide action by food delivery workers in the gig economy.