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Thread: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

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    Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Instacart’s workers will strike for safety protections- hazard pay. A lifeline of groceries could be caught in the middle.


    Do you support Instacart’s workers strike?

    Instacart has become a lifeline for some consumers during the outbreak as more states order residents to shelter in-place.

    Gig workers have become akin to first responders for some people during the crisis, but they perform this labor without meaningful health benefits or pay protection. Instacart hasn’t provided workers with any hand sanitizers or protection, Vanessa Bain, a veteran shopper for Instacart who helped organize the strike, told The Washington Post.

    They are also seeking an indefinite extension of pay for workers impacted by covid-19, including “anyone who has a doctor’s note for either a preexisting condition that’s a known risk factor or requiring a self-quarantine.”
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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Never heard of them but no. Fire their arses.

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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Never heard of them but no. Fire their arses.
    Hmm if you read the link they are swamped, trying to hire 300 K workers- ot full time

    Now these people are the ones exposing themselves to infection. Have ya seen the rates in NY?
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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Hmm if you read the link they are swamped, trying to hire 300 K workers- ot full time

    Now these people are the ones exposing themselves to infection. Have ya seen the rates in NY?
    If they are willing to take that chance, let them do it. Otherwise fire them.

    BTW why did you leave out that they want double the pay and for "at risk" workers to get paid not to work their gig job?

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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    If they are willing to take that chance, let them do it. Otherwise fire them.

    BTW why did you leave out that they want double the pay and for "at risk" workers to get paid not to work their gig job?
    Double?

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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Never heard of them but no. Fire their arses.
    Okay. No food for you.

    I mean, the next people to strike will be grocery store workers.
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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    If they are willing to take that chance, let them do it. Otherwise fire them.

    BTW why did you leave out that they want double the pay and for "at risk" workers to get paid not to work their gig job?
    They seek an "indefinite extension of pay"
    What's the difference between that and workman's comp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    They seek an "indefinite extension of pay"
    What's the difference between that and workman's comp?
    workers comp covers actual employees who have actual work related illnesses and injuries.

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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    The troops in WW2 didn't strike for better wages.

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    Re: Instacartís workers strike for safety protections- hazard pay. Groceries delivery in the middle?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Instacart’s workers will strike for safety protections- hazard pay. A lifeline of groceries could be caught in the middle.


    Do you support Instacart’s workers strike?
    Looked into using this service. Seems to be a more expensive option than others out there. Not sure if they raised prices to take advantage of the pandemic but it looks like that. If that is the case the workers might as well be a greedy as the owners.

    Don't know who the investors are but will be surprised if this is a good business long term without a pandemic helping them out.

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