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USA: Uber & Lyft drivers say they receive minimal support, putting lives at risk for low pay

More than 1,000 Uber and Lyft drivers told us they're putting their lives at risk to make just $2.50 an hour with meager support from the companies themselves, 8 April 2020

Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft say their income has collapsed amid coronavirus, and support from the rideshare companies has been sparse.

Business Insider surveyed over 1,000 rideshare drivers and gig workers. Drivers who are still working said their weekly earnings have dropped by anywhere from 50% to 80% in the past month.

Many have stopped driving altogether due to safety concerns. Others are pivoting to delivery work, which they say has remained more profitable amid the quarantine.

Uber and Lyft have promised to give drivers disinfectant supplies, and Uber promised paid sick leave, but drivers say those benefits are unreliable and difficult to access.

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