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Instacart workers consider nationwide strike – WCVB Boston

Instacart workers worried about their safety amid the coronavirus outbreak are threatening to strike nationwide.Some workers of the grocery delivery company have called for a walk out Monday, saying they need hazard pay and protective gear, among other demands. The company said it has seen a 150 percent increase in orders as many people hunker down at home to avoid crowds at supermarkets.Instacart has 200,000 workers who are independent contractors. Workers want the company to provide hazard pay of $5 on every order. They’re also asking for changes to the tipping system used in the app. Instacart said it has ordered hand sanitizer to provide free of charge and expects the shipment in a few days.

Instacart workers worried about their safety amid the coronavirus outbreak are threatening to strike nationwide.

Some workers of the grocery delivery company have called for a walk out Monday, saying they need hazard pay and protective gear, among other demands.

The company said it has seen a 150 percent increase in orders as many people hunker down at home to avoid crowds at supermarkets.

Instacart has 200,000 workers who are independent contractors.

Workers want the company to provide hazard pay of $5 on every order. They’re also asking for changes to the tipping system used in the app.

Instacart said it has ordered hand sanitizer to provide free of charge and expects the shipment in a few days.

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