‘It’s not worth it’: rising gas prices force drivers to work for less than minimum wage
By Dani Anguiano
PUBLISHED MARCH 10, 2022
By Tuesday afternoon, Lyft driver Elida Zabaleta had earned $100 in the five hours she spent ferrying passengers across the city of San Jose. With gas prices in California surging, she’d have to use more than half of that to cover fuel for the day, leaving her with just $45.