NYC cuts proposed delivery worker wage floor by almost $4

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection reduced the proposed minimum wage for app-based delivery drives by nearly $4 an hour. Despite the cut to the rate, the new wage scale ($17.96 in 2023 rising to $19.96 an hour in 2025) with an adjustment for inflation, constitutes a significant raise for workers.  The new wage will be equivalent to almost three times what gig workers make now according to the department. The DCWP cited public opposition by employers to the delivery driver wage rule proposed in November in its justification for shaving down the proposed wage from its initial target of $23.82 by 2025.