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Uber rides are about to get a bit more expensive in New York City.
The price hike is the result of a new law that requires ride-hailing apps like Uber, Juno, and Lyft to pay its drivers a set minimum wage that equates to at least $27.86 per hour. After expenses, though, drivers’ wages will amount to $17.22, or approximately $5 more than they were making before.
The new wage is a victory for the Independent Drivers Guild, which represents approximately 70,000 New York City-based Uber, Lyft, Juno, and Via drivers. But it also underscores these drivers’ status as independent contractors, not employees of the platforms they work for. As Vox’s Alexia Fernández Campbell pointed out, drivers’ independent contractor status is also the reason the city had to pass specific legislation regarding their wages: New York City’s $15/hour minimum wage for large employers, which went into effect on December 31, doesn’t apply to drivers who work for ride-hailing apps.
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