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TNC Drivers Paid Up to $100 to Protest Employee Bill

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Posted on July 17, 2019
How many Uber drivers would do this for a company who is technically taking advantage of them? (Photo: Unsplash user Dan Gold)

How many Uber drivers would do this for a company who is technically taking advantage of them? (Photo: Unsplash user Dan Gold)

Fighting to stave off a bill that could force them to treat their workers as employees, Uber and Lyft last week deployed an unusual weapon: A promise of extra pay to drivers willing to lobby on their behalf.

The ride-hailing companies recruited drivers to rally outside the California state Capitol on July 16 in advance of a Senate labor hearing on the bill, Assembly Bill 5. The rally was seeking changes that would allow drivers to continue working as independent contractors while being afforded some of the protections typically reserved for employees.

Los Angeles Times article here

Related Topics: California operators, driver pay, employee vs independent contractor, employee wages, independent contractor issues, labor laws, Lyft, state regulations, TNCs, Uber

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