Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

Los Deliveristas Celebrate Historic Victories Protecting Worker Safety and Dignity

Los Deliveristas Unidos (“LDU”) is a campaign by the Workers Justice Project, a collective of app-based delivery workers fighting justice and better working conditions. LDU workers are the essential workers who keep feeding and keeping the NYC economy and small businesses afloat as our City continues to fight COVID-19.

For more than a year, Los Deliveristas have been on the street organizing and representing NYC delivery workers across the five boroughs. Finally, after a long, hard fight, the NYC City Council last fall passed a groundbreaking package of legislation in NYC that will provide new rights to more than 65,000 app delivery workers in NYC. Starting January 24, many food delivery apps must be licensed by the City's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), bringing needed oversight to the industry. For example, Deliveristas will have the right to access the bathroom in the places they deliver from, and apps must tell workers the tip for each delivery and the total pay and tips for the previous day. Deliveries will also gain additional rights on April 22, 2022, and January 1, 2023.  

Los Deliveristas, advocates, and supporters including many elected officials gathered in Times Square on Sunday to celebrate this historic legislation that is now in effect for 65,000 delivery workers in New York City.  Read more in THE CITY, watch coverage from NBC News, and follow Workers Justice Project on Twitter! (Photo: Worker Justice Project)