According to CNN, Instacart is laying off every employee who voted to unionize last February.
Employees were in the process of negotiating their first contract when news of the layoffs came down.
“These layoffs are totally discouraging for any gig workers who are trying to do something to make these jobs better,” one unionized worker said. They said they were fighting for health insurance and vacation time in their initial contract.
The layoffs will impact nearly 2,000 of the company’s 10,000 grocery store workers.