I thought they were independent contractors????

NYC study backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers

About 85 percent of drivers don’t make this kind of pay, Parrott and Reich said. And that’s notable given NYC’s relatively uncommon market: unlike in most cities, ridesharing drivers need a license, plates and commercial insurance to operate. They’re more likely to be full-time or committed part-time drivers who depend on ride hailing for their living.