Outreach Training Notes

Help grow the #PayUp campaign by reaching out to more gig workers!

Where we’re at now

Instacart workers have sparked a national conversation about pay & transparency in the gig economy. But we’re not stopping there. We’re launching the #PayUp campaign — a national campaign for gig workers who want to fight for outside accountability for their companies in the form of new laws & policies.

Thousands of Instacart workers are on board. Now, it’s time to start reaching out to workers on other apps (as well as continuing to reach out to fellow Instacart workers).

We’ve heard from hundreds of workers on apps like DoorDash, Grubhub, Amazon Flex, Uber, Lyft, and more about how they’re dealing with similar issues to Instacart workers: low pay, tip theft, and lack of transparency. Taking on the job of reaching out to these workers and bringing them on board with the campaign is a huge deal — and it’s the single most important thing we can all be doing right now to keep the #PayUp campaign moving forward.

Outreach How-To: Key Points

Here are two important links for you to share with other workers as you reach out to them:

  • Shady App Watch
    Help us keep an eye on what other apps are up to — ask workers on other apps to fill this out so we can learn what’s going on for them.

  • PayUp petition
    Three laws that would reboot the gig economy: $15/hr + expenses, tips on top, and transparency. Ask fellow gig workers to sign on!

We’ve divided up the training into four sections so you can browse through & get all the info you need:

  1. A simple “rap” for your conversations
    You’ll figure out as you go what the best ways to start conversations with other workers are — but this simple four-step rap is a good place to start.

  2. Where to reach gig workers & how to connect
    Online & offline spaces to find gig workers and start up conversations

  3. Collecting contact info for follow-up
    The most important thing about organizing! The best way to keep people engaged is to make sure we can follow up with them.

  4. Dealing with pushback
    There are lots of reasons people might react negatively to organizing — and that’s OK.

Let’s do this thing!

Instacart workers are already doing an incredible job of reaching out to coworkers as well as workers on other apps. We’ve got the ball rolling, and now it’s all about keeping things in motion and making sure as many gig workers as possible know about what we’re doing & have a chance to jump in.

Thank you SO much for being a part of that. If you’d like to join a community of other gig workers who are helping move the campaign forward, please find us in the Pay Up Campaign Facebook group!

Thank you!

— Emily