- Instacart is firing 10 employees who voted to form the first and only union on the grocery delivery platform at a Mariano’s grocery store in Skokie, Illinois, and inspired other Instacart employees to organize their coworkers at grocery stores around the country.
- “These layoffs are totally discouraging for any gig workers who are trying to do something to make these jobs better,” a unionized Instacart in-store shopper in Skokie said. Motherboard granted the worker anonymity because they feared retaliation from Instacart.
- “Instacart firing the only unionized workers at the company and destroying the jobs of nearly 2,000 dedicated frontline workers in the middle of this public health crisis, is simply wrong,” said Marc Perrone, president of UFCW International, in a statement.
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