For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan Alva

A new California law will finally give thousands of misclassified workers the rights and protections that everyone deserves

Have you ever taken a ride using the Lyft app? There’s a chance I drove you.

I’ve worked in the gig economy for over four years, mostly as a Lyft driver. I started driving to make money during my hour-long commute to work. When I lost my full-time job, Lyft became my primary source of income.

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Edan Alva has been Lyft driver for four and a half years. He is an immigrant, father and an advocate for gig workers

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Source: Guardian GiG Economy

For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan Alva

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