Mayor Adams, Comptroller Lander, DCWP Commissioner Join Delivery Workers to Celebrate Landmark Minimum Pay Victory
Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer, Comptroller Brad Lander and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga joined SEIU 32BJ, the Worker’s Justice Project, and leaders of Los Deliveristas Unidos on Wednesday at the NYC CLC's office to celebrate the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based food delivery workers, which went into effect this week.
Los Deliveristas Unidos achieved a historic win in June when New York City established a minimum pay rate of $17.96/hr for its more than 65,000 delivery workers. DoorDash, Uber, and Grubhub sued the city and blocked the minimum pay rate from taking effect on July 12. After New York State Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Moyne ruled against the app companies on Sept. 28, the multi-billion dollar corporations appealed and secured another delay.
Nearly five months later, the app companies’ last-ditch effort to continue the pause on implementation was rejected by the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division on Thursday. The apps now must pay workers the minimum rate starting this week. To date, the apps' legal delay tactics have lost Deliveristas over $300 million in wages. Check out coverage of the press conference on News 12 Bronx and read more about how Uber Eats and DoorDash are responding by making it harder for consumers to tip these workers in THE CITY.