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Debate over Uber and Lyft driver pay comes to a head as Seattle prepares to pass minimum wage law

Published Sep 28 2020 at 5:46 PM GMT
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  • Seattle officials are slated to vote on a minimum wage standard for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday that will change the course of ride-hailing in the city.
  • The vote will cap months of fighting between the companies and the Seattle City Council, academic researchers, and dueling driver groups.
  • The council will almost certainly vote to adopt a minimum earnings standard for the drivers of so-called “transportation network companies.” The law is part of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “Fare Share” program that already implemented an increased per-ride tax in November.
  • Stakeholders are divided over how high the wage floor should….




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  • Published Sep 28, 2020 5:46 PM GMT