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Edan Alva, Lyft driver of five years, protests outside the San Francisco Uber headquarters Wednesday. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM

Thousands of Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. drivers stayed off the road Wednesday in a strike aimed at increasing their pay and benefits, a protest that could be complicated by their status as independent contractors.

Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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