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由于乘车公司正在提高其价格,从周五开始,西雅图的优步旅行的成本将在周五开始,以响应要求司机的狗万平台最低工资的新法律。

The Seattle City Councilunanimously voted in September to adopt new regulationsdesigned to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers earn the city’s$16.69 per hour2021年的最低工资。

The transportation network companies are now required to pay driversat least $0.56 per minutewhen there is a passenger in the vehicle as well as a per-mile rate to cover expenses. The city says that standard will ensure drivers earn at least Seattle’s minimum wage, assuming they spend about 50% of their time waiting for rides or driving to pick up passengers.

Uber’s fare increase is the first of three planned increases over the next three months, and by April the company expects fares may be 50% higher.

“We know that any price increase is frustrating for customers, and we continue to look for new ways to reduce prices while complying with the City Council’s laws,” Uber spokesperson Harry Hatfield said. “There were progressive ways to create earnings protections for drivers without harming Seattlites that rely on ridesharing, and we are disappointed that the City Council was not more open-minded in their deliberations.”

Uber said ride volumes have been down as much as 80% during the COVID-19 pandemic and on top of insurance, credit card processing fees, customer service, an in person driver center and maintenance and improvement to its technology it had no room to incur more costs without a fare hike.

Lyft并没有宣布立即增加价格,但在过去的情况下已经说过,由于新法律,将来可能会这样做。

The City of Seattleadded a pay calculator对于运输网络公司和Rideshare驱动程序,旨在帮助他们确定他们是否正在公平地支付,以便在新的一年开始的城市开始的旅行。

The minimum wage is part of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s “Fare Share” programintroduced in September 2019,增加a tax on each Uber and Lyft ride.这是一个针对演出经济的一系列城市条例的最新消息。

2019年6月,西雅图市议会一致批准的立法that required food delivery companies to pay drivers $2.50 per delivery on top of their regular rates to offset costs and risks that drivers are dealing with during the pandemic. A few months earlier, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Uber, and the City of Seattle同意放弃一个漫长而复杂的腿al battle过度允许司机委屈的法律。

Rachel Lauter, executive director ofWorking Washington在一份声明中说,它没有意义于多亿美元的公司,如优雅的公司“在一个关键市场中的疏远数千名客户”,令人难以置信,因为不得不提高工人的工资。“

“But this isn’t an economic decision: it’s a political campaign,” Lauter said. “Uber is simply using this political pricing stunt to try and see if they can generate any measure of public opposition to higher pay and basic benefits for workers.”

她称之为Gig Workers的工资增加“非常受欢迎和迫切需要”。

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