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L.A. City Council President Proposes $30/Hour Rideshare Wages

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

LOS ANGELES (NBC LA) — City Council President Herb Wesson proposed Tuesday that drivers working in Los Angeles for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft be paid a minimum of $30 an hour.

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.

“The flexibility that a ridesharing gig provides should not serve as an excuse for short-changing these drivers,” Wesson said. “Earning less than $10 per hour in Los Angeles simply won’t cut it. If these companies want to operate in […]

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