2 results for tag: Gig Economy

Shipt shoppers are the latest gig workers to organize

Megan Rose Dickey February 24, 2020 Inspired by the work of Instacart shoppers over the last few years, a handful of workers at Target-owned Shipt, a grocery delivery service, are beginning to organize. With the help of two key Instacart shopper-activists, Vanessa Bain and Sarah Clarke, who goes by a pseudonym, Shipt workers are now demanding better wages and the elimination of what some describe as a culture of fear. Read More

Target’s a gig-economy company now … and that means gig-economy horror stories

By Mark Reilly February 18, 2020 Target Corp. has been boosting its minimum wage rates for store and warehouse workers in recent years. But pay at its Shipt subsidiary seems to be going in the other direction, according to complaints from some of the delivery service's contract workers. "Every single person is losing money," one "Shipter" told Gizmodo, after Birmingham-based Shipt introduced a new algorithmic pay scale in several markets. The old model, workers said, was relatively transparent — a flat fee for deliveries, plus a given percentage of the sale and tips. That structure was fairly generous by gig-economy standards (especially when ...