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DoorDash Goes Public While Workers Decry Conditions and Wages

DoorDash's first day public closed at roughly $190 a share — but it would take two days delivering food to buy one share of DoorDash.

Max Siegelbaum

Dec 11, 2020

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The food delivery platform DoorDash went public on Wednesday, closing at roughly $190 a share. The company is now worth $60.2 billion. But DoorDash delivery workers are not celebrating. It would take two days of work delivering food to buy one share of DoorDash. “And that’s on a good day,” Williams Sian, a delivery worker in New York City said Tuesday evening. Delivery app workers are calling for more rights, especially because the pandemic brought business to the apps, but they didn’t provide workers with bathrooms and other basic amenities. The workers are organizing and could launch the next big labor fight in New York. THE CITY

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