Date: June 19, 2019
FFMI APPLAUDS EFFORTS BY UBER AND LYFT TO SUPPORT DRIVERS
Uber and Lyft Have Proposed Several Forward-Thinking Policies That Will Benefit Employees
As the debate around a gig-worker re-classification bill heats up in California, ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have come to the table in good faith with a number of policy proposals that will benefit drivers, such as establishing a minimum pay rate and creating a benefits fund. While potential reforms to current employment laws are still being considered – and should ultimately be determined by state lawmakers and Californians – FFMI applauds Uber and Lyft for demonstrating their commitment to meaningful progress on this important issue.
Robert B. Engel, chief spokesperson for the Free & Fair Markets Initiative (FFMI), released the following statement:
“In the face of scrutiny over employment practices or workplace conditions, powerful companies can either get their backs up or look for ways to improve. Uber and Lyft deserve a lot of credit for committing to policy changes that will benefit their employees.
Other major tech companies would do well to proactively take the same approach as lawmakers and regulators apply greater scrutiny.”
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