Mayor Durkan To Transmit Fare Share Legislation to Create a Fair Wage for Uber and Lyft Drivers




Seattle (August 12, 2020) – Tomorrow at 12:30 PM Mayor Durkan will joined by MLK Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Grant and Seattle-based TNC drivers to announce the transmission of her Fare Share plan to create a fair wage for Uber and Lyft drivers in Seattle. This announcement follows the completion of an independent study and months of deep community outreach conducted to determine a fair wage that includes compensation for expenses and that pays drivers for all their time. Mayor Durkan’s Fare Share plan was initially announced in September of 2019 and passed unanimously by the City Council in November of that year.

WHO: Mayor Jenny A. Durkan; Nicole Grant, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, MLK Labor; Fana Abreha and Ahmed Mohamed Mahamud, TNC Drivers WHEN: Thursday, August 13, at 12:30 p.m. Q&A: Q&A will be conducted via WebEx. Instructions for WebEx · Join the WebEx conference room here: https://seattle.webex.com/seattle/onstage/g.php… · Please provide: Name, E-mail address, phone number, news organization. · The conference will start at 12:30 p.m. · Press, please join the call at 12:15 p.m. We will run through the procedure and test the system to ensure we can answer your questions without technical issues. Instructions for Q&A · If you would like to ask a question, you must log in to the teleconference via WebEx. We will not be taking questions via phone. · If you would like to ask a question, please RSVP. Email: anthony.derrick@seattle.gov and please include your name, news organization, and if you want to ask a question. · We will control muting from our system. You do not need to mute yourself. · When we call on you, announce your name and news organization. Please do not ask if we can hear you. If your question is for a specific person, please include that information, as well. · For ideal audio and video quality download the Webex Meetings Application. · If you are unable to join through WebEx, you may listen in via phone: +1-408-418-9388, Access code: 146 710 7121