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Lyft Drivers Fed Up And Angry Against Settlement Deal In SF
Lyft drivers spoke out in San Francisco against a compromise settlement with Lyft. Driver said it would keep them poor and independent contractors allowing further destruction of their living conditions.
Lyft and UBER drivers protested a legal settlement in a case of fraud against Lyft in San Francisco on March 9, 2017. The drivers said the settlement would not benefit many driver properly and that many were on starvation wages. Also Edward Escobar of The Alliance For Independent Workers reported that the danger of privatization of BART and other public transit was a direct result of platforms like UBER and Lyft that are encouraging people to take private transportation and creating environmental problems and that the lack of regulation is also leading to serious accidents and threatening the health and safety of the drivers, the passengers and public. The deal which would benefit the lawyer primarily would also allow Lyft to continue to classify the workers as independent contractors which means that that they have no problem continuing to exploit them with no control of their work as they are "gig workers". A large part of the settlement will go to the lawyer instead of the drivers in the settlement deal which was approved by the judge.
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Lyft and UBER "independent contractors" are getting ripped off according to Lyft drivers who opposed the legal settlement.
Lyft has engaged in fraud and other criminal activities but the mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee and Jerry Brown's hand picked Public Utility Commission allow them to get away without any regulation saying they are not really an employer. Lyft and UBER provide large contributions to these same politicians.