Five food delivery workers have died on the job in Brooklyn over the past year, with the most recent just over two weeks ago, according to a scathing new report by the delivery workers collective Los Deliveristas Unidos that details the harrowing working conditions that those who deliver food to New Yorkers are faced to endure.
Los Deliveristas say the report, a joint effort of the Workers Justice Project (of which Los Deliveristas are a part) and Cornell Universitys IRL School, is the first of its kind to comprehensively document the state of the gig economy for food delivery workers, who number at about 65,000 citywide.
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Five food delivery workers have died on the job in Brooklyn over the past […]
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