Increase base pay and offer hazard pay to those who are working during a pandemic. Ensure that drivers at least make a minimum hourly wage. Consumers using these services should be made aware of how much (or how little) workers make and what the true cost of these services are.
These companies should discontinue sales of PPE to drivers at inflated prices.
Why is this important?
No one should profit from the pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic all incentives and bonuses that had been offered regularly prior to the virus disappeared while business for these companies dramatically increased.
These companies should not be allowed to exploit workers by consistently excusing themselves from any responsibility to these workers via the "independent contractor" classification.
How it will be delivered
Send signatures via email to the corporate office. I'd like to share the petition widely.
I have recently asked for Postmates to explain clearly how tips are treated to ensure there is no "skimming" of tips to be put toward the expected base rate. They have failed to provide any answer that isn't a form letter stating that "tips take 1-3 days to process."