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Uber, Lyft Gig-Worker Pay Practices Draw Antitrust Lawsuit (1)

June 21, 2022, 5:57 PMUpdated: June 21, 2022, 6:29 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are facing antitrust litigation in San Francisco over claims that their entire business model, which relies on setting payment rates for drivers classified as gig workers, constitutes an illegal price-fixing conspiracy.

The lawsuit, filed in the San Francisco County Superior Court, accuses the two ridesharing giants of exploiting their “duopoly” over the $61 billion business to drive down compensation for their drivers, whom they’ve fought for years to label as independent contractors rather than employees with workplace rights.

If the companies aren’t “employers responsible to their employees under labor standards laws,” then they’re “bound ...