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Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage

Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance Tuesday to pay drivers on ride-hailing platforms such as Lyft and Uber a minimum hourly wage of $16.39 after expenses. ($28.19 is the upfront rate.) In 2018, New York City became the first U.S. city to guarantee ride-hail drivers a minimum wage, which is $17.22 after expenses. The Seattle minimum wage is supposed to fairly compensate drivers for both time and miles spent working, even if there isn't always a passenger in the car.

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