SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: Ride share drivers from Uber and Lyft hold signs as they protest at Uber headquarters on May 08, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The protests in more than a dozen cities come ahead of Uber's anticipated Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) which could put the ride-hailing firm's calculation as high as $91.5 billion. Drivers are seeking higher wages and better rights as employees. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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
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