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NYC food app delivery workers will get a pay raise as Mayor Adams implements an overdue rate hike

By 06/11/2023 10:50 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


For those who deliver meals in New York City, a salary increase is planned.

A new minimum wage rate structure for app-based restaurant delivery employees was unveiled on Sunday by Mayor Adams and Commissioner of the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Vilda Vera Mayuga.

This is a first for any city in the nation. In contrast to the present average hourly wage of $7.09, the workers will eventually make $19.96 per hour.

‘Our delivery workers have consistently delivered for us — now we are delivering for them,” Adams said in a statement.

“This new minimum pay rate… “This will guarantee these workers and their families can earn a living, access greater economic stability, and help keep our city’s legendary restaurant industry thriving.”

When the policy starts on July 12 at $17.96 an hour, it will increase to over $20 in the spring of 2025, according to authorities.

The new fee structure was behind schedule, unlike the majority of food deliveries, which are delivered on time.

According to a measure approved by the City Council, the city was required to apply the pay structure for employees utilizing apps like DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats by January 1.

The city had missed its deadline, as City Comptroller Brad Lander had informed authorities three months earlier.

While workers emphasize the risk inherent in delivery, small company owners have complained that such a wage increase might reduce profitability.

At least 18 male immigrant delivery employees lost their lives on the job last year.

One of them was 31-year-old Ricardo Solano, who was discovered dead following an alleged robbery.

A hit-and-run motorist struck and murdered Christian Castelan, age 21. His mother’s only supporter was him.


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