Uber sees significant drop in orders stemming from two Seattle gig laws

(The Center Square) – New data from Uber adds to the growing concern that Seattle’s two app-based worker laws are harming couriers rather than helping them.

UberEats has reported a 30% decrease in order volumes in Seattle since the city’s App-Based Worker Minimum Payment Ordinance and the App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance went into effect on Jan. 13.

This aligns with Doordash’s latest data showing that in just over two weeks since the pay regulations launched, consumers have placed 30,000 fewer orders on the DoorDash Marketplace.

Data from Uber also found that delivery drivers are spending on average 30% more time waiting for delivery requests than prior to the ordinance going into effect.

“We don’t see a similar shift for couriers in other U.S. markets,” Uber stated in a blog post on Medium on Feb. 23. “As a result, Seattle courier
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