NYC sets a new minimum wage for app-based delivery drivers

By Aman Kidwai

June 15, 2023

Gig economy jobs are not easy. But in New York City, some of them are about to pay more. The yearslong push for better pay for gig workers has made some progress over the last month.

In late May, Minnesota’s Senate passed a bill guaranteeing a minimum wage of $1.45 per mile and $0.34 per minute for drivers using rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft. The bill also calls for added benefits, including increased transparency on pricing and wages and an appeals process for drivers whose accounts are deactivated.

Uber and Lyft called for Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to veto the bill, which they opposed through every stage of the process. They warned that they may need to reduce services in the states affected by laws like this one. read more