Uber and Lyft push back on Seattle mayor’s plan to pay drivers more cash – GeekWire

14August 2020


(Bigstock Photo)Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled a new proposal to increase spend for Uber and Lyft chauffeurs and cover expenditures such as gas. Durkan desires chauffeurs to be paid a minimum of the Seattle minimum

wage, or $16.39 per hour. The plan is part of her “Fare Share” program presented in September as a method to extend the city’s employee protections to gig economy motorists. Durkan will transmit legislation to the City Council later on this month, with plans to enact the minimum

payment requirement on Jan. 1. As we rebuild our economy and City

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