Thursday, June 24, 2021
Uber and Lyft Drivers Guild Welcomes Chicago Proposal to Cap Rideshare Company Fees, Set Minimum Pay for Drivers and Fund Safety Measures
Chicago, IL — On Friday, Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly is planning to introduce new legislation to cap rideshare company fees, set minimum pay and fund safety measures for rideshare drivers. The legislation comes in response to ongoing discussions with drivers in the Independent Drivers Guild.
“Uber and Lyft have been fleecing riders and drivers for years by taking bigger and bigger cuts of each fare while drivers are paid less. Drivers have been demanding a cap on app fees, safety protections and fair pay for years and we are excited to see a proposal introduced”, said Brendan Sexton Executive Director of IDG.
“By capping the app company fees, we can protect riders and drivers alike from unfair fees and keep more of our hard earned money right here in Chicago in our local economy. We have been working closely with Alderman Reilly and his team to find solutions that will protect the hard working drivers who keep Chicago moving. As we continue to study the details of the bill, we look forward to continuing to work with the Alderman and with City Council,” Mark Smithivas, Chicago rideshare driver and organizer with the Independent Drivers Guild of Illinois.
Media Contact: Press@driversguild.org
The Independent Drivers Guild is the nation’s largest driver advocacy organization, representing more than 250,000 app-based drivers in Illinois, New York, New Jersey and New England. Learn more about the IL chapter of the Guild and its driver safety campaign at IDGActNow.org.