Elected officials are deciding the rules for Uber and Lyft in Pennsylvania, and the Independent Drivers Guild is working to make sure the new rules work for drivers.
About 15,000 families in Pennsylvania rely on ride share platforms as a part of, or for their entire household income. Working drivers of Pennsylvania, whether they work for UberBLACK, UberX or Lyft—and their passengers—need to be protected, safe, and have a fair pay to provide for their families.
We’re calling on Gov. Tom Wolf, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, Majority Leader Dave Reed, Rep. Maria Donatucci, Rep. John Taylor, Rep. Robert Godshall, Rep. Peter Daley, Sen. Jake Corman, and Sen. Vincent Hughes to support working drivers with these fundamental protections:
- A framework to regulate take-home pay and ensure there is enough work for PA drivers;
- Create a workers compensation, healthcare, and education fund;
- Allow drivers to buy their own ride share insurance, so they don’t have to purchase it through a “booking fee.”
The Independent Drivers Guild, an affiliate of IAM District 15, represents more than 35,000 Uber drivers in New York City.