Gig Workers

16 Dec 2020

Delivery Apps Raising Prices Statewide, Despite Prop. 22 Win

Effective today, all Californians will pay more for a DoorDash order. That comes on the heels of Monday’s Uber Eats price increase of $2 more to every San Francisco customer, as reported by Eater SF.   All of the delivery apps are going to be raising their service fees after the

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 1
02 Oct 2020

Prop 22 is a Terrible Law That Completely Undermines Gig Workers’ Rights

Monday Oct 5th is the start of early voting in California, and the mail-out date for ballots, so its time to start educating yourself on the twelve state ballot initiatives. One huge thing to keep in mind is just how much corporate interests have hijacked the ballot initiative process in

Amiee Kushner 1
07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
01 Sep 2020

California Legislature Grants AB5 Exemption to Writers, Musicians and More

The California freelance law AB5 has made 2020 a nightmare for many of the gig workers it was intended to protect, by creating strict limits on how much work they could do. But those limits may be gone soon for freelance writers, photographers, and musicians, as the Chronicle reports that

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 4
04 Aug 2020

DoorDash Paying SF Delivery Drivers A Mere 78 Cents In Hazard Pay During The Pandemic

Some companies are offering generous hazard pay for front-line essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The delivery service DoorDash is offering hazard pay too — but just a measly 78 cents per day, and only in San Francisco, and only because the government forced them to. As we see above

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
14 Jul 2020

The Target Gig Workers Strike Is Coming

Gig workers for the Target same-day delivery app Shipt are getting shifted out of nearly half their pay under a draconian new pay structure, and they’re asking you to support their strike and lay off that app this week. Vice reports that Target’s gig workers who deliver orders for Shipt

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
07 May 2020

UC Study Shows Awful Treatment of SF Gig-Workers by Employers During Pandemic

In a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Cruz, which included in-person interviews with hundreds of San Francisco gig-workers beginning in February, followed up by several more surveys with gig-workers through the pandemic ‘shelter in place’ order, reveals an incredible view of our ‘essential workers’ during a pandemic. The

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1
01 May 2020

Bots are Stealing Food Orders on Instacart and Hurting Undocumented Workers

Instacart workers are on strike for May 1 today, along with frontline workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, and other delivery retailers. One reason Instacart workers are striking, is the heartbreaking exploitation of undocumented workers, bagged into a new exploit on that grocery delivery app. According to a report from TechCrunch,

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 9
20 Apr 2020

Unemployment Benefits for Gig Workers & Self-Employed Delayed at Least 2 Weeks

Millions of gig workers, self-employed people, and independent contractors have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic, yet they don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits because they don’t work traditional jobs. As someone who works for themselves and whose business has been decimated by this pandemic, I’ve been thirstily awaiting

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0