There’s A Huge Temporary Growth In Gig Work To Make Ends Meet

A Prudential Pulse survey finds large percentages of millennials, gen Z and women  struggle with finances. The result is more gig work… Nearly half of millennials agree or somewhat agree with the statement “I regularly run out of money and have to rely on credit cards or family for financial support.” Please consider Generational Gap Grows: …

DoorDash now lets couriers drop and block rude customers without penalty

DoorDash has expanded its safety toolkit, rolling out new features that will automatically check in with delivery workers and provide easier ways to report incidents that could impact the safety of both its customers and employees. As the first line of defense, the company has introduced SafeChat: an automated message monitoring system that detects any offensive …

Doordash Makes a Change Customers Will Not Like

Food delivery drivers for DoorDash (DASH) – Get Free Report and  Uber’s (UBER) – Get Free Report UberEats were undoubtedly some of the pandemic’s heroes. As local restaurants coped with the transition from sit-in dining to door-to-door delivery, both business and consumer alike came to rely on the stalwart people braving what felt like the volatile outdoors to make sure we …

Union Dash: Colorado’s Gig Economy Drivers Are Joining Forces

Sandra Parker-Murray has been a union member for 25 years through the Communications Workers of America. Until September, she worked at Avaya, a business communications company, as a service coordinator. The job brought her to Denver from Atlanta in 2008, and it would have taken her to Oklahoma this year if she’d followed the company. Instead, she …

Is the Uber, Lyft and gig economy battle over workers nearing its end game?

Proposed Department of Labor rules stop short of classifying Uber and Lyft drivers as employees. But the Biden administration’s pro-worker bias has analysts wondering what may come next in the battle over the gig economy and union momentum in the U.S. workforce. In a worst-case scenario, costs could rise as much as 30 percent for …

Uber & Lyft Crater On Biden Proposal That Could Lead To Employee Status For Millions Of Gig Workers

Shares of Uber and Lyft tumbled on Tuesday, falling by double digits and adding to the market’s gloom, after the US Department of Labor announced a proposed rule change that would change the way that it determines if workers can be classified as employees or independent contractors.  The Department of Labor said in a statement that it believes …

In Major Win for Gig Workers, Uber Agrees to Pay New Jersey $100 Million for Mischaracterizing Drivers as Contractors

Uber may have built its hailing empire, in part, by notoriously skirting past local laws and regulations, but at least one state’s finally forcing the company to pay up. On Tuesday, Uber agreed to pay New Jersey $100 million in back taxes over claims the company misclassified thousands of drivers as independent contractors between 2014-2018. That mischaracterization, according …

‘Don’t worry about status. Status doesn’t pay the bills’: DoorDash driver says he doesn’t accept orders under $10

‘It’s crazy that they know how expensive gas is and still send us $3 orders.’ A DoorDash driver has gone viral after revealing that he does not accept orders that pay under $10. In a TikTok video with over 511,000 views, user @gigdoctor shows viewers his typical method of accepting orders. This involves waiting for …

Gopuff Jumps on Instant Driver Payments

Gopuff has begun instantaneous payments for its U.S. delivery drivers as part of a significant update to the convenience delivery platform. Similar to Grubhub’s recent announcement that it had expanded instant cash out options for its delivery drivers, Gopuff has partnered with Stripe to give its U.S. delivery partners a similar option. To be eligible for instant …

Chicago’s DoorDash and Grubhub Drivers Take a Step Toward Unionizing

Food delivery drivers who work for companies including DoorDash and Grubhub gathered with Uber and Lyft workers over the weekend to announce plans to join a nationwide group calling for improved working conditions, better pay, and the option to unionize. The news comes amid a sustained push for labor rights in the hospitality industry, most …