Grubhub Applauds Latest Protections For New York City Delivery App Workers
Company commends Mayor Adams and City Council for common sense measures to back workers essential to our businesses and communities
April 21 – Grubhub, a leading food ordering and delivery marketplace, today reiterated its support for New York City measures designed to protect the rights of workers who deliver for any app. The company was an early backer of the measures, the latest of which take effect tomorrow, April 22, and include steps such as paying delivery workers once a week, including disclosures about route, pay and gratuities, providing a free insulated bag to workers after six deliveries, and more.
“These latest protections are common sense steps to support delivery workers who work hard every day for New York’s restaurants and residents,” said Amy Healy, vice president, government affairs at Grubhub. “Grubhub has backed these measures from the beginning, and we commend Mayor Adams and the City Council for acting on behalf of workers who have been absolutely essential to our businesses and communities throughout the pandemic.”
Grubhub proactively took a number of its own steps to ensure the safety of drivers, diners and communities throughout the pandemic, including launching Instant Cash Out for drivers, which allows drivers to cash out available earnings directly into their bank accounts on the same day. Grubhub also launched an online shop for drivers and delivery partners to order their own free PPE, including hand sanitizer and masks, and offered driver support pay to cover medical expenses and loss of income for any partners impacted by COVID-19.