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City Council President Proposes $30/Hour Wages for Lyft, Uber Drivers 🤔

RightTurnOnRed

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Wesson proposed the idea because he said drivers are not paid enough, and he called the action "one of the most significant rebukes" of the gig-economy by a local government.
 

Ssgcraig

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I feel like this is too much government overreach and sets a terrible precedence.

I’ve slammed Uber and Lyft many times on here but this is just ridiculous.
Way too much overreach. The government does not have the power to force a company to pay more than minimum wage. Especially a company that is designed to be part time for it's workers.
 

Ssgcraig

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However you wanna do it, but I think next year UBER should be the ones to pay a salary that affords food
Why on this earth would any American stay at a job that can't afford food? Please, I would like to know.

Obtaining a CDL would instantly translate to 70K a year. I know that's not much in some places, but it's better then McD's.
 

Galveston

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So that’s the only two options? You can’t better yourself? Your only options in your whole life are food stamps or hoping Uber pays you more?
Then don’t tell people to get a job if it does nothing for the worker and only drains tax coffers
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Why on this earth would any American stay at a job that can't afford food? Please, I would like to know.

Obtaining a CDL would instantly translate to 70K a year. I know that's not much in some places, but it's better then McD's.
One in 5 kids in America receives food stamps. Jobs just don’t pay for food anymore.
 

Brooklyn

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Then don’t tell people to get a job if it does nothing for the worker and only drains tax coffers
You’re completely dodging the point.

just because something is a job doesn’t mean you shouldn’t or can’t better yourself. You literally gave the options of either living on food stamps or being paid more by Uber.

Have you considered learning a trade?

working at Walmart, McDonalds and etc.. is a job.. doesn’t mean it’s sustainable for the long term and you shouldn’t better yourself. Leaving the only option outside of Uber as food stamps is ridiculous. You’re only cheating yourself.
 

Ssgcraig

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Then don’t tell people to get a job if it does nothing for the worker and only drains tax coffers
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One in 5 kids in America receives food stamps. Jobs just don’t pay for food anymore.
You have to be employable for welfare, kids are not. Jobs pay for whatever you want. Food is important, but I think there may be some people that are paying $12 for a pack of smokes and telling a story that Uber doesn't pay for food.
 

tohunt4me

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uberdriverfornow

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this is great...don't worry about the uber paid shills that are paid to come on here and tout against anything that betters drivers

looks like cities are going to start taking real action against Uber and Lyft and these kinds of actions are what's going to prevent Lyft's 35 cents a mile slave rates from spreading here
 

ubergrind

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Way too much overreach. The government does not have the power to force a company to pay more than minimum wage. Especially a company that is designed to be part time for it's workers.
While that number $30/hr seems excessive, Uber/Lyft in their current form are stealing the equity in your vehicle. Driver's have no clue precisely because many of them drive part time, less than 6 months, and do not fully comprehend the wear and tear they are putting on their personal automobile. As has been stated before, it's almost a payday loan.

In my opinion, it does not matter if you're full time or part time, there are cost associated with operating a motor vehicle. I can't remember which ride share company published their findings in a blog, but basically they have stated the operational cost is much higher than what they are currently paying the driver's. This is one of the reasons a taxi cost what it does. I am not in favor of a minimum wage but an increase in rates is necessary. Since these companies seem to be unwilling to come up with an equitable pay structure, regulation is needed. It becomes a public safety issue when driver's are pushing their vehicles to the limit and they should not be on the road. Just like we have safety measures and minimum standards across every other industry, Uber/Lyft should not be allowed to do whatever they want or pay whatever they want.
 

Ssgcraig

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While that number $30/hr seems excessive, Uber/Lyft in their current form are stealing the equity in your vehicle. Driver's have no clue precisely because many of them drive part time, less than 6 months, and do not fully comprehend the wear and tear they are putting on their personal automobile. As has been stated before, it's almost a payday loan.

In my opinion, it does not matter if you're full time or part time, there are cost associated with operating a motor vehicle. I can't remember which ride share company published their findings in a blog, but basically they have stated the operational cost is much higher than what they are currently paying the driver's. This is one of the reasons a taxi cost what it does. I am not in favor of a minimum wage but an increase in rates is necessary. Since these companies seem to be unwilling to come up with an equitable pay structure, regulation is needed. It becomes a public safety issue when driver's are pushing their vehicles to the limit and they should not be on the road. Just like we have safety measures and minimum standards across every other industry, Uber/Lyft should not be allowed to do whatever they want or pay whatever they want.
What do you do with the $.58 per mile write off? Exactly.
 

RDWRER

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15 posts in and nobody mentioned that this is Los Angeles, just in case anybody was wondering...
 

RDWRER

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I think we assumed it was somewhere in CA as it's outrageous.
It’s not at all outrageous in a State with an almost $20 per hour living wage, according to the Federal government. And since this is the news section it literally could’ve been anywhere.
 

Ssgcraig

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It’s not at all outrageous in a State with an almost $20 per hour living wage, according to the Federal government. And since this is the news section it literally could’ve been anywhere.
What's the min wage in CA? Not 30, it's outrageous.
 
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