The TLC of the city of New York has come to a conclusion that there should be a minimum amount of wage set for the drivers of Lyft and Uber on the last Thursday owing to which it has voted for the motion to implement the proposal. The min wage will be given out on an hourly basis which is said to be somewhere around $17. With the passing of this new rule to setting up an hourly min wage for those drivers, the city of New York has become the first in the United States to take a stand for the drivers of both the companies.
The new rules set by the commission will be implemented very soon, it has been reported that they will come into effect by this year end. It is also expected that, the minimum payment amount on yearly basis will also be brought into effect which is said to be around $9.6K annually. These figures of minimum payment have been derived from a detailed analysis which was carried out by the TLC. Jim Conigliaro Junior, who founded the Drivers Guild, has said in one of his statements on Tuesday that it was a much needed relief for the drivers.
He further elaborated that this new decision taken by the commission is a big relief for the families of the drivers of Lyft and Uber. All the workers deserve a fair and feasible wage owing to which they can live a peaceful life and America is proud to implement those into its land. He also added that they are very much thankful to Mira Joshi who is the commissioner, Brad Lander who is the member of City Counsil, the Mayor, all the officials who came out into support, and lastly the TLC.