Prop. 22: Instacart Provided Some Contract Workers With Stickers, Fliers Promoting Controversial Ballot MeasureWith just weeks left until Election Day, Instacart attempted to leverage the labor of some of its workers to promote its messaging about Proposition 22.
Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based DriversCalifornians are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.
Looking Past Lyft: California Law Could Target Food, Grocery Delivery Services NextThe fight over whether ride-hail drivers should be treated as employees or independent contractors, as they have long been treated by Uber and Lyft, could determine whether other parts of the industry are similarly targeted -- in particular fast-growing, on-demand grocery- and food-delivery businesses.
Instacart Hires 300,000 Workers In A Month, Plans To Hire 250,000 MoreInstacart hired 300,000 workers in recent weeks to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries spurred by the pandemic.
Local Businesses Fulfill Grocery Orders As Online Delivery Services Overwhelmed During PandemicAs the Bay Area shelter-in-place enters its second month, many people are trying to use online grocery delivery services. But many of the services, like Instacart, Safeway grocery delivery and Amazon Fresh, are experiencing overwhelming demand.
Instacart, Amazon Workers Stage 1-Day Strike To Demand Hazard Pay, Protections Against COVID-19Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.
Instacart Shoppers Plan Nationwide Strike On Monday Over Coronavirus ConcernsInstacart shoppers say they've been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic as many are making grocery runs nearly everyday, but the associated health risks have also become greater than ever.
Instacart Plans To Hire 300,000 As Demand Surges For Grocery Deliveries During Coronavirus OutbreakInstacart is looking to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries as millions of people are urged to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Instacart Offering Deliveries That Don't Require Human Contact Amid Coronavirus FearsAmid fears of the coronavirus, Instacart customers can now choose to have their groceries left at their doorstep to avoid human interaction.
Classification Lawsuits Are Good For San Francisco Job SeekersA major class-action suit has the potential to alter the way San Francisco's on-demand companies do business. And that's good news for the Bay Area workforce.
Whole Foods Teams With SF-Based Instacart For Fast Online Grocery Delivery Whole Foods Market Inc. has partnered with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer grocery delivery within an hour for online purchasers in more than a dozen cities.