Why Uber, DoorDash say they’re fighting more pay for delivery drivers

A delivery driver completes a transaction in a metropolitan area.

DoorDash and Uber are pushing back against measures that set a minimum pay standard for delivery drivers in Seattle. New York City and Seattle are the first two cities in the U.S. to pass a minimum wage law for food gig delivery workers.

During their quarterly earnings call Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi warned that these minimum pay laws, “hurt the people that its supposed to protected,” GeekWire reported.

These multi-billion dollar companies have ramped up efforts to alter pay regulations for delivery drivers in Seattle. In March, DoorDash spent $130,000 on lobbying to “repeal the app-based delivery worker minimum pay ordinance,” according to King 5 News in Seattle.

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