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Seattle Tries To Bury Uber And Lyft
With New Minimum Wage Law

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 9/30/2020 7:17:03 PM

A little thing like a pandemic isn’t going to keep the liberal municipal governments of many cities from continuing to prosecute their war on the gig economy, and that’s clearly true in Seattle. Despite having plenty of more pressing issues to address, with all of the rioting and looting going on, the City Council voted unanimously this week to enforce a new “pay formula” for drivers of ride-sharing companies to ensure that they receive the $16.39 per hour pay rate as regular full-time workers in the city. And the “formula” they’ve cooked up to do this is nothing but a

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Another example of liberals destroying jobs. Most gig workers value the freedom to be their own boss.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo 9/30/2020 7:36:32 PM (No. 557801)
So Seattle has run Boeing out of the city. Now other business? So the best industry in downtown Seattle will be a vacation destination for gang bangers to practice their drive by shooting skills in lawless downtown Seattle. Have fun collect those taxes!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 9/30/2020 7:43:32 PM (No. 557807)
Its not a war against gig workers per say, most are just expendable, collateral damage. I see it as the Taxi unions, they control all anti-democratic members.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/30/2020 7:52:47 PM (No. 557812)
Sell Seattle back to the Russians and be done with it. Fence it off from America.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DrOstrow 9/30/2020 7:55:25 PM (No. 557813)
What in the name of all that's holy are they trying to accomplish in that city ?? Anything rational ?? I can foresee several of these cities - Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis and let's sure not forget N.Y. etc.- lining up in a few more months, with their hands out, just about the time the bills start coming due. Federal government, we need BILLIONS to rebuild. They will clamor, scream, threaten, beg and swear hit hit the rest of us in the pocketbook to clean up the mess they ALLOWED to happen !! We are all going to get soaked for this monumental mess !!! I'm hoping that President Trump is still in place and tells them to go pound sand. We simply cannot keep printing ever how many trillions of dollars are 'needed'.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/30/2020 8:01:59 PM (No. 557815)
CA is doing the same thing. Measure on the ballot to stop it. They are caving to the taxi unions.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 9/30/2020 8:03:30 PM (No. 557817)
Voting for the same people who make these types of decisions, over and over, again. Isn't this something close to the definition of insanity?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 9/30/2020 9:34:46 PM (No. 557864)
Leftist totalitarians just cannot abide people making free choices and running their lives onntheir own terms. A free person just drives them nuts. They HAVE TO control everyone's life.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/1/2020 3:00:28 PM (No. 558729)
I started working in broadcasting at age 19, in 1963. It was a small FM station and the on air guy was the only person in the small building. Wage was minimum wage $1.25/hr. I also had to work 15 minutes off the clock. It got my foot in the door and that is all I really cared about. As a student at the University of Washington. I had an air shift on their FM station that paid nothing. They also had a TV station. I volunteered for a one night a week job as the "booth" announcer, again for no pay.
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