Los Deliveristas Unidos Takes On the App-Delivery Industry

Ernesta Galvez-Teofilo takes it to the streets. Jackson Todd

Ernesta Galvez-Teofilo’s mornings typically start at 6 a.m. She jumps out of bed, rushes to get her three children ready for school, and then hops on her e-bike to ride 10 miles from Corona, Queens, to the East Village. During the 45-minute ride, she transitions from mother to deliverista, preparing to buzz around Lower Manhattan making restaurant deliveries for the next seven hours.

Ernesta came to the United States from the state of Guerrero, Mexico, in 2001, and started doing app-based delivery work five years ago. I met up with her

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