Tell Company Profiting From Coronavirus to Pay Workers Fairly

Groceries - Eddie Welker

Target: Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Instacart

Goal: Offer hazard pay to workers who are risking their lives while company sees massive profits.

Personal shoppers who work for Instacart are risking exposure to the coronavirus while the company’s profits skyrocket — but they’ve seen no increase in pay or benefits. Navigating crowded grocery stores to fulfill increasingly frequent orders, workers are struggling to maintain safe practices and have been forced to supply their own protective and sanitary gear.

The Center for Disease Control has recommended social distancing and avoiding public spaces to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus. However, many Instacart workers depend on personal shopping to make their living, and the service they provide is of great value to the elderly and immune-compromised who are unable to leave home.

While Instacart has finally promised to supply its workers with hand sanitizer, this measure is simply not enough, and thousands of workers are now planning to strike for hazard pay. The people who are providing this valuable service to the public deserve to be paid fairly for the risks their work entails. Sign below to demand that Instacart meet their workers’ demands and provide them with hazard pay.


Dear Mr. Mehta,

Your company has seen a huge boost in business since the spread of the coronavirus. While you reap the rewards, however, your workers are risking their lives on a daily basis. They are doing very important and necessary work in this time of crisis, but their income has yet to reflect this.

Hand sanitizer simply isn’t enough. Your workers deserve fair wages, and your company can absolutely afford to pay them. Instacart is providing a crucial service, and you are responsible for retaining enough staff to meet the current demand. This can’t be done if workers are risking their health and still unable to pay for their basic needs. I urge you to meet the demands of your workers and issue hazard pay to all Instacart shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Eddie Welker

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    It’s a horrible reality that the greedy profiteers and corporate vampires will always rear their ugly heads and let their thirst for profit win out over doing what’s right.

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    You have the RESOURCES to properly protect the workers who are risking their lives to help others, all while generating profits for your company!!! Do the right thing. The world is watching.

  3. Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Instacart
    Offer hazard pay to workers who are risking their lives while company sees massive profits.

  4. Jose Espino says:

    Everyone is profiting from the Coronavirus. They are like vultures profiting from a dead creature. The main lesson the coronavirus is trying to teach humanity is that money is worthless in comparison to life and the law of life is, do good and receive good, do evil and receive evil. Very simple.

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