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Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage

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Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wageSeattle joined NYC as the second city in the Unites States to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage. 

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance Tuesday to pay drivers on ride-hailing platforms such as Lyft and Uber a minimum hourly wage of $16.39 after expenses. ($28.19 is the upfront rate.) In 2018, New York City became the first U.S. city to guarantee ride-hail drivers a minimum wage, which is $17.22 after expenses. 

The Seattle minimum wage is supposed to fairly compensate drivers for both time and miles spent working, even if there isn’t always a passenger in the car. It also accounts for breaks, refueling time, time cleaning between rides, and other work stoppages that currently go unpaid.  Read more…

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