Target: Support ALL your workers!
Support ALL the workers who power your company!
Why is this important?
The Target corporation has been positioning itself as a champion of workers and spoken out about supporting diversity and inclusion. But what about the lives of ALL its workers--especially, the Black and brown women--who power Target's growing and profitable grocery delivery service, Shipt?
Shipt has seen demand increase so much that the company has hired 80,000 people to keep up, as the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how people shop for groceries. More and more, consumers are relying on home delivery services, and home delivery service is a major reason that Target's revenue is up during the pandemic.
But shoppers working for Shipt do not get the paid family and medical leave they need to care for a sick family member. The only paid sick leave that the company provides is restricted to shoppers who are officially diagnosed with COVID-19 or are put under a mandatory quarantine--and even that's limited to 14 days. In many parts of the country, getting a COVID-19 test is still difficult, and many companies know this and use this as a way to ensure their workers can't take sick leave.
Shoppers working for Shipt are organizing to demand better paid leave, and UltraViolet and our partner, PL+US (Paid Leave for the United States), are working together to lift up the workers' demands. If enough people speak up, we can pressure Target to ensure that Shipt shoppers get the same paid family and medical leave benefits that Target employees receive. Will you sign the petition?