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After months of conversations, Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Andrew Lewis finally unveiled the first bill in their PayUp Policy package, which covers minimum compensation standards, transparency in employment terms, and flexibility in employment issues for app-based workers at companies such as Instacart and Doordash.

Herbold has long emphasized that giving gig workers something as basic as a minimum wage is a no-brainer. Nevertheless, during public comment on Tuesday, corporate lobbyists sure didn’t hurt their heads regurgitating old talking points to argue against minimum compensation for gig workers.

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