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Historic victory for Uber & Lyft drivers!

Seattle Uber and Lyft drivers celebrated the passage of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s ‘Fare Share’ plan by the City Council, calling it a historic victory that will provide long-sought labor protections and lead to higher pay for the City’s 30,000 ride-hail drivers. Read more

Uber and Lyft drivers speak out in support of 'Fare Share' priorities

At a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday, Uber and Lyft drivers urged the Seattle City Council to support their ‘Fare Share’ priorities to establish a minimum pay standard with driver input, combat unwarranted deactivations, and fund driver support services and other community investments through a 51 cent tax on the ride-hail giants. Read more

Drivers slam deceptive political solicitations from Uber and Lyft

On Friday and Saturday, driver and rider email inboxes filled up with political solicitations from Uber and Lyft urging opposition to Mayor Durkan’s “Fare Share Plan.” Read more

Seattle drivers support proposal to raise pay and address unwarranted deactivations

Seattle Uber and Lyft drivers responded favorably to a proposal put forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan today to raise driver pay and allow drivers to appeal unwarranted deactivations. Read more

Uber Drivers: "No Delay for Fair Pay"

Today, Uber drivers leafleted outside of Uber’s Seattle office, and at more than a dozen other driver gathering spots, to generate calls to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan calling on her office to immediately introduce legislation to raise driver pay and establish labor protections.   Read more

Uber and Lyft drivers to leaflet more than a dozen locations

Uber and Lyft drivers will leaflet Uber’s Seattle office on Thursday, July 25 and at more than a dozen other driver gathering spots, to generate calls to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan calling on her office to immediately introduce legislation to raise driver pay and establish labor protections.  Read more

Seattle drivers: Uber-funded special interest group doesn't speak for us

Uber driver Peter Kuel speaks out at a driver rally demanding fair pay and a voice. Uber-controlled Drive Forward attempts to silence growing driver-led movement for fair pay in Seattle Read more

Seattle drivers caravan for higher pay, better conditions at Uber and Lyft

Ride hail drivers took their vehicles on a slow procession through Seattle neighborhoods on Thursday to call for better working conditions at Uber and Lyft. Drivers ended their caravan at Seattle City Hall where they delivered their demands to City officials for fair pay, a due process to appeal deactivations, and a voice.  Read more

Uber and Lyft Drivers to Caravan Through Seattle Neighborhoods

Uber and Lyft drivers will caravan together through Seattle neighborhoods to City Hall on Thursday to demand fair pay, a due process to appeal deactivations, and a voice. The Driver Caravan will embark from the Masjid al-Taqwa mosque in Seattle’s Central District on Thursday, May 30 at 11:15 a.m. and weave through Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle. The route will take drivers on a slow vehicle procession through three Seattle neighborhoods with some of the greatest concentration of Uber and Lyft customers. Members of the media are welcome to ride along with drivers during the action. Drivers will conclude their caravan at 12:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall where they will deliver their demands to City officials along with a new report exposing how Uber and Lyft are pocketing an increasingly greater share of rider payment in the Seattle market while drivers are earning less. Read more

ABDA Report - Uber & Lyft Take More, Pay Drivers Less

Ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft are pocketing an increasing share from what passengers pay while drivers are earning less, according to a new report released today by the App-Based Drivers Association.  The study – based on analysis of company financial reports, combined with never before released trip-level data collected by local drivers in Seattle – was released at a Driver Speak Out event attended by drivers at the Sea-Tac Airport waiting lot.  “As drivers, we make sure our customers get to their destination safely, and we bear all the costs of car, gas, maintenance, repairs – everything,” said Don Creery, who has been driving for Uber for 5 years.  “But over the years Uber has been taking more and more from what passengers pay, and now they’re telling investors they plan to reduce driver pay even further to satisfy shareholders.  It’s just not right.” Read more

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