Building a movement for all gig workers
The Gig Workers Rising campaign launched in 2018 to support app-based workers who are organizing for better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job.
At Gig Workers Rising, we believe that everyone who works via an app deserves a real voice in their job and the freedom that comes with good pay and real benefits. We believe that without gig workers, these corporations are powerless — so when gig workers stand together, you have the power to drive real change.
We talk to gig workers at airports, parking lots and online groups, and we put them in touch with other platform workers who share similar sentiments.
Gig Workers Rising has organized countless meetings, listening sessions, protests and actions. We supported drivers who organized a national day of action on the day of Uber’s initial public offering. Gig workers have used their power to organize a 3-day caravan from LA to Sacramento, to demand that AB5 be passed so that drivers would no longer be locked out of basic worker protections and rights. Hundreds of workers participated in various actions across the state to fight against Prop 22—one of the greatest attacks on working people in California history.
We will continue to support gig workers as they organize for better wages, a seat at the table, and safer working conditions.
What Drivers Want
Drivers are standing up to demand a fair return on the billions they make for Uber & Lyft:
- Living Wage
Uber and Lyft must pay drivers a livable hourly rate (after expenses).
- Drivers’ Union
The freedom to join together in a recognized independent worker organization without fear of retaliation. Drivers know a union will help them negotiate the benefits and pay they deserve.
Disability, workers comp, retirement, health care, death benefits, and paid time off.
Clear policies on wages, tips, and fare breakdowns. A fair and transparent process for deactivations.