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Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed

UBER AND LYFT MAKE US SICK

Jerome Gage, Lyft driver

Posted in: Worker Stories

Jerome Gage has been a driver with Lyft for 5 years. His interest in rideshare driving was from the promise of flexible scheduling, Jerome soon found that so-called “flexibility” touted by the companies was nothing more than an empty promise. Repeated rate cuts by Lyft left Jerome working longer and longer hours simply to make ends meet.

Now, in the midst of the most serious public health crisis in more than a century, Jerome has seen demand for rides plummet, leaving him without the income he has come to rely on from Lyft. Even worse, his misclassification as a so-called “independent contractor” has left him unable to access basic safety net programs like Unemployment Insurance. Each day, Jerome is forced to choose between staying safe at home, or working to keep his bills paid and risk infection.

Read Jerome’s response to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s cruel take on the current public health crisis.

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