Gig drivers demand better safety gear

Publication: 48 Hills

About 40 cars and drivers held a “clean-in” protest outside of Uber’s 1455 Market Street headquarters Wednesday. Drivers claim that they have insufficient access to PPE, despite being nearly a year into the COVID pandemic and more than three months after the passage of Prop 22, which provided a windfall to sponsoring companies after their valuations increased by millions of dollars.

Uber’s market valuation rose most drastically, increasing by $11 billion on November 4, the day after Prop 22 passed. Lyft’s market capitalization increased by $1.8 billion.