Workers Accuse Ultra-Fast Delivery Startup of Wage Theft
Before the Russian-funded delivery startup collapsed, Buyk sold itself as a way for workers to escape the gig economy. Former workers say it failed to deliver.
Amir Khafagy · May 5, 2022
March 18 | Amir Khafagy
Sleet, snow, like the postal service, carrying bags where shit was heavy. | Peter Burka
Lorenzo Carse, near Buyks warehouse on the Upper East Side, March 18 | Amir Khafagy
Amir Khafagy is an award-winning freelance journalist based in New York City. His reporting has been featured in The New Republic, Vice… more
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