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To: (CEO Jason Chicola)

Support from Customers for Fair Wages for Workers

Support from Customers for Fair Wages for Workers

We are Rev customers who utilize's transcription, captioning, and translation services.

Recently, we have become aware that the base pay of Rev transcriptionists was cut from $0.45 to $0.30 per minute (Rev generally charges $1/min), a 33% decrease in base pay for workers.

We demand that this pay cut be reversed, and any future changes in pay be made by consulting workers in an open forum in advance of any proposed changed being implemented.

Why is this important?

We respect the rights and autonomy of freelancers and gig workers to be paid a fair and living wage. Transcriptionists are the heart and soul of and decreasing pay abruptly and without announcement or community input puts undue strain on workers, who deserve to be treated as vital participants in any company success.


Reasons for signing

  • Price, ease of use, and fast turn around initially drew me to, and frankly I had no idea how they could deliver so inexpensively. Now that I understand, I’d pay double the current rate for the same quality and speed - but only if they split 50-50 with transcriptionists.
  • My niece works there.
  • I have depended often on Rev to provide quick and accurate transcriptions. I’ve been a happy customer. But I cannot in good conscience continue to use Rev if it insists on treating its workers so unfairly. Get right with your people, and I’ll come back.


2019-11-15 13:05:17 -0500

500 signatures reached

2019-11-13 00:48:52 -0500

This petition started with the intention of gathering support from Rev customers, but we recognize a number of Rev workers have signed. If you feel comfortable doing so, when you sign as a Rev worker, you can indicate that, so we can still have a sense of how many customers have signed, as these are distinct (but both crucial!) audiences to gathering support and showing Rev we care.

2019-11-12 00:38:04 -0500

100 signatures reached

2019-11-11 22:29:45 -0500

50 signatures reached

2019-11-11 21:12:16 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-11-11 20:51:46 -0500

10 signatures reached