Attorney General James Joins New York City Uber and Lyft Drivers to Celebrate Historic $328 Million Settlement
Settlement Secured by AG James Will Deliver Back Pay, Sick Leave, Minimum Pay, and Other Benefits to Over 100,000 NY Rideshare Drivers
Starting March 1, Drivers Can Apply for Settlement Funds and Will Receive Benefits
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today joined New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), and Uber and Lyft drivers from across New York City to announce new details of her office’s historic $328 million settlements with Uber and Lyft for cheating drivers out of fair pay for years. More than 100,000 drivers throughout New York state stand to receive back pay and other benefits afforded to them under these settlements. Beginning March 1, 2024, drivers will be able to apply for settlement funds and will start receiving other benefits, including paid sick leave and a minimum pay rate.
Attorney General James, NYTWA Executive Director Bhairavi Desai, and members of NYTWA
Attorney General James and NYTWA members
In November, Attorney General James announced two landmark settlements totaling $328 million with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft. The settlements will return $328 million in back pay to drivers and institute a minimum driver “earnings floor,” paid sick leave, proper hiring and earnings notices, and other improvements in drivers’ working conditions. Uber will pay $290 million and Lyft will pay $38 million into two separate settlement funds which will be entirely distributed to current and former drivers. Drivers can access more information about the settlements on the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) website. Attorney General James would like to thank the New York Taxi Workers Alliance for bringing this matter to the office.