New York law guarantees minimum wage for mobile app delivery drivers

Food delivery people from different apps will now earn $17.99 an hour in New York

Mobile app deliverers like Ubereats, Doordash and Grubhub in New York will soon be paid a minimum wage of $17.96 per hour, thanks to a recent law passed by the city’s mayor on Sunday. This move has been a long-awaited demand by couriers, known as “deliveristas,” who have been pushing for this change for months.

The new rule, which will benefit approximately 60,000 people in the city, states that the wage will increase to $19.96 per hour starting April 1, 2025. Although this figure is lower than the original proposal of $23.82 per hour for those drivers who use their own transportation, it continues to be significant progress.

Today, numerous delivery men, mostly of Latin American origin, gathered at the City Hall to celebrate this measure, enthusiastically chanting “Yes, it was possible!”.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stressed that this new minimum wage will ensure that delivery drivers and their families can earn a living, access greater economic stability and contribute to the continued success of the restaurant industry in the city. During a press conference, Adams expressed his satisfaction with the approval of this standard.

The Workers Justice/Proyecto Justicia Laboral group, one of the main promoters of this law and representative of the deliverists in the city, also celebrated this achievement. Through its official Twitter account, the organization stated: “We have done it. Our fight has always been for the benefit of the people who keep New York City running. We have been victorious and we will continue to organize with love. This It’s just the beginning, the fight continues.”

K. Tovar

Source: Descifrado

(Reference image source: Rowan Freeman, Unsplash)

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