Every job deserves a living wage no matter what it is. If you’re giving a company your time, you should
be making enough money to pay your bills, put food on your table and take care of your family.
In contrast to what apps say, gig work is a full time job for many workers and not “just a side hustle.”
App employers maintain this perception to keep wages low and avoid responsibility to the workers.
As a gig worker you’re expected to pay for everything from all season work clothing to gas/car insurance,
and a safety net of savings for when you get hurt at work. It often means when you don’t get enough
orders, you are losing money. That’s not a way to build a life.
For all their big talk, the greatest innovation of app employers is finding ways to continually extract
the most out of workers, paying them as little as possible.
Advocating alone we feel small but together our voices are louder than their
influence. As Gig Workers United, we can — and will — make this industry what it could be: a decent job
with decent pay for all workers.