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Mayor proposes Fare Share legislation to ensure fair wages for rideshare drivers
Mayor proposes Fare Share legislation to ensure fair wages for rideshare drivers
8/13/202022:43

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announces that she will transmit legislation to City Council later this month to propose a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers to ensure all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Preliminary analysis suggests the new wage standard would improve pay for 84 percent of drivers. This announcement follows the completion of an independent study and months of deep community outreach conducted to determine a fair wage that includes compensation for expenses and that pays drivers for all their time. Mayor Durkan's Fare Share plan was initially announced in September of 2019 and passed unanimously by the City Council in November of that year.

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle  

Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, MLK Labor

Fana Abreha, transportation network company (TNC) driver

Ahmed Mohamed Mahamud, transportation network company (TNC) driver

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