Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy Hails Rideshare Agreement that Will Increase Pay for Drivers, Keep Uber and Lyft in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL- St. Paul) released the following statement today in response to the agreement struck today that will keep rideshare companies Uber and Lyft in Minnesota and result in a 20 percent increase in pay for rideshare drivers in Minnesota. She said legislation authored by Senator Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis) will be finalized Saturday night and passed on Sunday.

“This agreement is the result of two years of hard work by so many people to guarantee dignity for 10,000 rideshare workers across Minnesota. Throughout that time, this effort has been centered on the needs of working people and on the needs of Minnesotans to have access to rideshare across the state.

It was a hard-fought compromise. I am proud of Senator Fateh and our colleagues in the House and at the City of Minneapolis who worked together to reach a deal with the Legislature, Governor Walz, rideshare companies, and most importantly on terms that recognize the rights of the drivers and guarantee reliable transportation for riders.”

Erin Murphy represents Senate District 64, which includes portions of the Saint Paul community.

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