Seattle sets minimum wage for Lyft, Uber drivers

Washington (AFP) – The US city of Seattle has announced a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers, a move criticised by the ride-hailing companies as potentially destroying thousands of jobs.The northwestern city is the second in the United States to impose such measures after New York in 2019.”The pandemic has exposed the fault lines in our systems of worker protections, leaving many front line workers like gig workers without a safety net,” Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said in a statement Tuesday.The minimum wage “guarantees that drivers will receive fair pay and can provide for themselves and …

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