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DoorDash: Publicly Commit to Paying Dashers a Living Wage

DoorDash: Publicly Commit to Paying Dashers a Living Wage

In 2020, DoorDash increased its revenue by 241 percent to a whopping $2.9 billion. While the average executive at DoorDash can expect to earn over $100 an hour, the people who power the very core of the corporation’s business - the delivery drivers - struggle to make a living wage.

During the past year, Dashers like you have provided an essential service. Your work - going in and out of restaurants and stores and delivering directly to customers’ homes - has kept our communities safer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is this important?

As a dasher, you pay for your own gas, upkeep on your vehicles, and you are not paid for time spent waiting for a pickup. The CEOs of the companies you work for are mega-rich, but you are not afforded basic benefits such as health care or paid time off.

And while prices have increased for customers through vague service fees to cover substandard benefits, much of that money will never make it into the hands of workers. Under the new law in California, delivery workers of DoorDash will receive almost half of the IRS rate for mileage, only .30/mile.

No matter where you come from, the color of your skin, or the work that you do, a job should help you pay the bills and leave you time with your family. In exchange for your time and effort, you should earn the pay and benefits that provide for a good living and a bright future. Working via an app and setting your own hours shouldn’t mean making pennies and having no safety net if you get sick or injured.

It doesn’t have to be this way. A company worth almost $3 billion is able to pay you a living wage - they are just choosing not to.

DoorDash drivers deserve better pay. Sign if you agree.


Reasons for signing

  • I am a doordasher and I put a lot of miles on my vehicle along with gas and other expenses. Not to mention orders wouldn't go rejected because sometimes you get an order for 5 bucks and have to deliver it all the way across town.
  • As a dasher, its tough to keep ahead on finances even when working full time
  • I completely agree. DoorDash is worth many billions; but yet, $3.00 orders all the way to $4.50 are still a thing. At least Grubhub and Uber Eats makes attempts to inform their customers about tipping and making sure they tip their customers. To be blunt, DoorDash wants to be the “dirt poor” platform for people who really shouldn’t be spending money, but do. Even if they made an attempt to encourage customers to tip, they would be a start. But, who knows if that will ever occur.

Updates

2021-04-18 19:03:03 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-04-09 01:35:45 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-03-19 13:03:39 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-03-16 15:42:27 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-03-15 18:28:09 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-03-15 15:44:45 -0400

10 signatures reached