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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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What to Know About New York’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout
📍Documented Original As many as 170,000 New Yorkers are expected to receive the first round of the coronavirus vaccine in less than a week. The Food and Drug Administration granted Pfizer’s vaccine emergency use authorization on Thursday, and Moderna’s is expected to be approved next week. New York state’s coronavirus task force will also review the vaccines and approve them for the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that vaccine distribution could begin in New York as early as this weekend. At least 72,000 doses will be sent to New York City. Nursing home patients and staff as well and high-risk healthcare workers who work directly with coronavirus patients will be among the first to receive the initial doses, Cuomo announced last week. Read more about the state’s vaccination plan at Documented.
Supreme Court Rules Muslim Men Can Sue FBI When Placed on No-Fly List
📍Documented Original In October 2010, Muhammad Tanvir, a long haul trucker who lived in Queens, was turned away from a flight from Atlanta — he often flew home after deliveries. Two FBI agents drove him to a bus station, and he was not allowed to fly three times after that. The FBI agents told Tanvir they would get him off the no-fly list if he cooperated. Tanvir, alongside two other men with similar stories, decided to sue the federal government for damages. “They lost job opportunities; one of them had to give up a job. They missed seeing loved ones, especially loved ones overseas experiencing illness,” said Naz Ahmad, a senior staff attorney at CUNY Clear and one of the lead attorneys on the case. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, paving the way for them to file monetary lawsuits. Read more at Documented.
Bergen County Sheriff’s Garage Vandalized
Tensions are escalating in New Jersey over local jails contracting with ICE to house detainees. The Bergen County sheriff’s home was vandalized on Tuesday, when someone spray-painted the phrase “free them all” on Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s home. Red paint was also thrown onto his garage door. No charges have been brought so far. The Abolish ICE NY–NJ Coalition released a statement saying they were not responsible for the graffiti. “Our sole focus is supporting the men currently on hunger strike for their freedom,” they wrote. Six ICE detainees at Bergen County jail are hunger striking to demand their release amid the pandemic. Patch
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