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Uber And Lyft Drivers Would Get $30/Hr Under LA City Council Proposal

Rideshare drivers show up at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 to call for a higher minimum pay, Oct. 15, 2019.
Rideshare drivers show up at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 to call for a higher minimum pay, Oct. 15, 2019.
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The city of Los Angeles would require Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers at least $30 an hour under a proposal taken up by the City Council on Tuesday.

Not all of that would go into the drivers’ pockets. Under the proposal, drivers would earn $15 in minimum hourly pay, plus another $15 to cover expenses such as gas, car insurance and maintenance. 

More than 100 drivers packed council chambers to support the proposal, which is in the initial stages of discussion.