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Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed

UBER AND LYFT MAKE US SICK

Luz Laguna, Uber and Lyft driver

Posted in: Worker Stories

Luz Laguna has driven for Uber and Lyft for over two years, and like so many in the gig economy, has been forced to continue working throughout the pandemic to make ends meet.

As ridership has fallen during the COVID-19 crisis, Luz has transitioned into full-time delivery driving for UberEats. Lower rates for delivery runs mean Luz is now working longer and longer hours just to keep her bills paid and food on the table. As Los Angeles enters its second month under the Mayor’s Safer at Home order, Luz has still not received any personal protective equipment from Uber, despite an order from City Hall requiring employers like Uber to provide essential workers with masks, sanitizer, and other protective equipment while on the job.

Luz has been paying out of pocket for cleaning supplies and face masks to keep herself safe, further driving down the already low wages paid out by her employer. Luz is part of Solidarity Summer with Mobile Workers Alliance, Uber and Lyft drivers coming together to fight the anti-driver ballot measure.

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