Ride-share drivers seek $30-an-hour wage

App-Based Drivers Hold Strike Across The  U.S.
Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 12:42:10-04

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrated in Los Angeles calling for employment rights and better pay. The rally took place outside Lyft's hub in downtown Los Angeles.

Among other things, ride-share drivers are demanding better working conditions and a $30-an-hour wage.

Right now there's a legislative proposal under consideration that addresses the issue. California assembly bill five would make it harder for companies like Lyft and Uber to classify drivers as independent contractors and not employees.

A ride-share driver advocacy group says classifying them as employees would make them eligible for minimum pay, safety protections and certain benefits.

Lyft said in a statement that most of their drivers value the flexibility of the current set-up and want it preserved