For decades, corporations and their financiers have pushed to roll back labor protections, stifle wages, and pass laws that protect the unsafe and abusive workplaces they’ve created. Black and Brown workers are bearing the brunt of this broken economic system, as the powerful and privileged continue to maximize their wealth.
ACRE’s Worker Campaigns team supports grassroots groups in challenging corporate power by enacting comprehensive campaigns that center racial justice, build worker power, and set the stage for more significant structural wins.
Most recently, we have supported partners Gig Workers Rising (GWR) in bringing attention to the urgent health and safety crisis app corporations created and perpetuated. As a result, Senators Markey, Warren, and Sanders, and Rep. Pressley, along with four of their colleagues, sent letters of inquiry to companies like Uber, demanding they prioritize the health and safety of drivers and delivery workers.
Related reports & projects:
- Read the April 2022 report we supported, published by GWR, on the safety crisis presented by the gig economy: Death and Corporate Irresponsibility in the Gig Economy: An Urgent Safety Crisis
- Check out the letter Senator Markey sent to CEOs of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Instacart to demand better safety measures for their workers and the responses that these companies sent to lawmakers