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Lyft drivers accuse company of not providing enough protective gear

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A group of California Lyft drivers is accusing the company of forcing them to buy their own personal protective equipment to avoid catching Covid-19 at work instead of providing them with enough to do their jobs safely. It’s the latest conflict in an ongoing labor rights dispute between rideshare workers and so-called gig app companies, including Uber, Doordash, GrubHub, Instacart and Postmates, who classify their drivers, shoppers and couriers as independent contractors rather than employees. California law requires companies to provide PPE to employees but not independent contractors. About 100 Lyft drivers from the San Francisco Bay Area staged a protest Wednesday afternoon during which they passed out free PPE to their peers who can’t afford to buy their own. The drivers acknowledge Lyft has provided some free PPE, but they say it hasn’t been sufficient for them to do their jobs safely.

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