new Regulations have Made Delivery MORE EXPENSIVE in seattle

the Seattle City Council passed a law to guarantee that app-based delivery drivers earn Over $26 per hour, before tips, plus mileage.

Click the button below to let your lawmakers know that you are OPPOSED to new policies that will raise the cost of delivery!

What New Regulations Are Taking Effect?


The Seattle City Council passed a law to guarantee that app-based delivery drivers earn over $26 per hour, before tips, plus additional pay for mileage. This new rate is well above the City of Seattle’s minimum wage.

Proponents of this misguided policy claim it will protect app-based workers. But in practice, it will harm them as it has resulted in higher costs and fewer delivery orders.

The Impact On Consumers, App-Based Workers, And Merchants

A premium pay standard that is over $26 per hour, plus tips and mileage, regulations such as have limited flexibility for app-based workers. This has also limited flexibility for businesses that rely on app-based delivery to keep their stores open.

This earning standard is completely untested – mandated without any research or data about how it could impact Seattle’s economy. Driver pay is also now based on variables that make no sense.

Our Message

Elderly residents, people with disabilities, and working families rely on delivery to get the items they need. Delivery drivers rely on these orders to earn a living.

While we support minimum earning standards, these policies must be carefully calculated, taking into account the needs of the entire Seattle community.

App Delivery Drivers:
New Law is ‘Backfiring’

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