Activists Say Uber, Lyft’s Minimum Wage Raise Still Not Enough | NBC News Now

Activists Say Uber, Lyft’s Minimum Wage Raise Still Not Enough | NBC News Now
Activists Say Uber, Lyft’s Minimum Wage Raise Still Not Enough | NBC News Now
Uber Lyft drivers rally in San Francisco this week in support of a California bill that would make it hard for companies to classify workers as independent contractors, so we’re decided to offer drivers are $ 21 minimum wage plus paid time off. Sick leave and injury can a throat hurt, while driving through Farmers here, to talk us through all of this and Spruce. What is in this bill in California notice a B5 later this summer? Basically, it would, as you say, make it much much harder for companies like uber and Lyft to unilaterally, as they do now, label their workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Please, under state law get a number of benefits, including unemployment workers, compensation, the right to unionize and many other rights. What the governor’s position is on this bill, a he’s been a little cagey. This issue earlier in his State of the State address earlier this year, but we don’t actually know what his position is. Then, taking this $ 21 an hour to sort of counter offer, if you will deafen well-received or is it not enough? I’Ve seen a number of messages on Twitter saying that that many drivers are very frustrated with this offer and they feel like it’s not enough. I mean they would really like to see the company do more and offer them higher pay, because, of course, drivers have to bear all the costs of expensive gas, maintenance, Insurance, Etc. I mean the rest of the country. Do you expect us could set some sort of present? We can see it happening in other cities, and states Across America will give him that, of course, California is the most populous state in the Union. I think it would set a whole new tone for the way the gig economy operates Nationwide, particularly if companies do have to pay them more. They get more benefits. I think we would also see, as some of these companies have said, probably a rise in the cost of these particular rise, and some of the services offered by companies like this labor activists would say. That’S worth the price companies Industries field within the gig economy, taskrabbit or other companies that rely on so-called in a freelancer, independent labor, Beyond just simply driving a person from place to place their many other types of services and companies that would be affected as well. So much for joining us. Thank you. Play NBC News viewers Channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interview show highlights and digital exclusive thanks for watching
After Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in California to support a bill that would categorize them as company employees, the companies countered by offering a $21 minimum wage for drivers in the state. But activists say it isn’t enough.
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