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Uber and Lyft are rideshare companies.
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Uber and Lyft drivers talk minimum wage, gig economy challenges with Seattle Mayor Durkan

Around 30,000 Uber and Lyft drivers work in the Seattle area.

New rules guaranteeing them a minimum wage will go into effect on July 1. But those rules haven’t been written yet; how do you write a minimum wage for gig workers who frequently hop between two employers?

On Thursday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and her advisors listened to drivers’ concerns in a telephone town hall.

Here are a few of their voices.

caption: Mayor Jenny Durkan in her office on February 4, 2020.
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Mayor Jenny Durkan in her office on February 4, 2020.
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More than 3,000 Uber and Lyft drivers joined Mayor Durkan's telephone town hall. Her office will publish its study of driver wages this spring.

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