You recognize This delivery man When the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit New York on Wednesday, he quickly became popular, leading to Historic flash floods Killed at least 28 people in the Northeast? There is $1,700 waiting for the flooded rider, no matter who they are.
According to Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, the video has been viewed more than 10 million times on Twitter alone, and the person who shot the video received approximately $1,700 from media that wanted to obtain permission to broadcast it. .
AOC is trying to link the anonymous person who filmed the video with the delivery man, and the congresswoman admitted that this may be difficult.
“This is a huge prospect, but the person who filmed the deliveryman last night received more than $1,700 from the media who wanted to get permission. They wanted to give everything to the workers, but they needed to find him. Is there a tip? ?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Twitter Thursday.
“This is around 10:10 in the evening, close to Norbuling/BK 11th Street,” AOC continued, narrowing the area and time for shooting the video.
News outlets often pay people on social media for photos and videos, and while the videographer in this case identified the delivery person as working for GrubHub, that hasn’t been confirmed.
It’d be great to get this person their money, but it’s extremely depressing reading the stories of people who had to work for companies like GrubHub, DoorDash, and Relay on Wednesday night during the historic floods in the northeast.
As Vice explains in a New articleDuring rain and snow storms, delivery workers are usually motivated by bonuses, giving odd workers a great impetus in potentially dangerous situations:
In New York City, couriers who make a living on a meager salary usually work during rain and snow storms because gig companies provide generous bonuses and incentives. The organizer of Los Deliverstas Unidos, a grassroots network of immigrant food delivery workers in New York City, tell the motherboard. Although the weather conditions during the tropical storm on Wednesday night were exceptional, delivery workers risked their lives because they were expected to earn higher than usual income.
Vice reported that during the terrible storm, GrubHub did not provide any financial incentives on Wednesday night, but DoorDash apparently provided $3.50 for each delivery, and Relay reportedly provided $2 for each delivery.
If you know a rider, please contact AOC, presumably via Twitter. It’s nice to see this man got some real money after a hard night of work.