BUSINESS Instacart to eliminate nearly 2,000 positions, upsetting union officials – USA Today

Written by Charisse Jones

Labor advocates called on the grocery delivery platform Instacart to reverse a decision to lay off hundreds of employees, including the company’s only unionized workers.

Instacart informed employees earlier this week that it will be cutting nearly 2,000 jobs, including roughly 10 in-store shoppers at a Skokie, Illinois supermarket who joined a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCS) local in February.

“All across the country, Instacart grocery workers have been bravely serving on the frontlines since the pandemic began, putting their own health at risk,”  UFCW International President Marc Perrone said in a statement. “Instacart firing the only unionized workers at the company and destroying the jobs of nearly 2,000 dedicated frontline workers in the middle of this public health crisis, is simply wrong.”

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