'Driver Appreciation Day' is the latest gig economy stunt

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Ride-sharing drivers might be without employee protections or health insurance, but at least they have Driver Appreciation Day — if they work for Lyft. 

The No. 2 ride-sharing company is celebrating its drivers with a new appreciation day on Wednesday. The company will match tips riders award its drivers for the day, capped at $20 per driver. 

“It’s a culmination of actions we’ve taken over the years to put our drivers first,” Lyft President John Zimmer told Mashable

To mark the day, Lyft posted an animated short film featuring music by Sir the Baptist, who Zimmer said got his start in music while working as a Lyft driver. The 7-minute film, directed by a longtime Disney and Pixar animator, follows an older woman who becomes a Lyft driver after her car is totaled.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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