Advocates and elected officials will rally Friday to push for a higher pay rate for app-based delivery workers.
The Adams administration is considering setting a minimum wage for delivery workers at $17.96 an hour beginning this year.
It would then increase to $19.96 by 2025, plus an adjustment for inflation.
But last fall, delivery workers had already secured a wage hike — the first of its kind in the nation — that would have brought wages to $23.82 by 2025.
The city was supposed to roll out the pay increase by Feb. 15, which was mandated by the City Council in a 2021 law.
Ligia Guallpa, executive director of the Worker’s Justice Project, which organized the Los Deliveristas Unidos campaign in 2020, and City Councilmember Shekar Krishnan, who represents Elmhurst and Jackson Heights in Queens, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Thursday for a panel discussion ahead of the rally.