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Colorado Gig Drivers Going on Strike Today After Legislature Knocks Down Bill to Help Them

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It’s the end of the road for the Gig Work Transparency bill, which would have allowed rideshare drivers and customers in Colorado to know how much those drivers — and the companies they work for — will earn for each trip.

The bill, SB23-098, was officially killed in the Senate Finance Committee on May 2.

“This was a just a real blow and a big disappointment,” says Sandra Parker-Murray, a DoorDash driver who spent the legislative session lobbying for the bill. “I never would have imagined that it wouldn’t pass.”

Parker-Murray is a member of Colorado Independent Drivers United — a union of rideshare workers vying for better conditions for drivers in the state. The main concerns of CIDU members are the lack of transparency regarding how much they will make on a potential…

Catie Cheshire

2023-05-04 12:04:00

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