Coronavirus concerns could lead to Instacart strike Monday

Workers want better protection and better pay
Posted at 9:29 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 21:29:21-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Instacart is trying to increase safety measures for its workers, who are worried about coronavirus.

The changes are an attempt to avert a planned strike or work stoppage Monday.

The grocery delivery service says it will provide hand sanitizer to its full-service shoppers.

They select groceries at stores and then deliver them to people at home.

Instacart also says it will make it easier for customers to set their own default tipping percentages, but workers say that's not enough.

They want additional safety equipment and hazard pay, plus an extra five dollars an order.

Demand is surging for Instacart deliveries as people try to avoid leaving home.

The company is also trying to hire another 300,000 workers.