Don't let the shills misinform you, boys.
A. Uber and Lyft cannot function as employers, they will do everything they can to make you a contractor, employment is not an option for them.
B. Being an employee allows everyone to unionize, U/L's worst nightmare, don't think for a second you'll be picking all trips at 10-15 bucks an hour, LOL, not even in their wildest dreams, if they fail to remedy what the drivers ask for, then another company who does contracting right will take over for them, don't think these companies are the very last cokes in the desert, these companies are easy to replace and has been done already in Texas when they kicked them to the curb, their only solution was to go bribe people at state level so they would be let back in to do things their way, no one missed them for the few months they left and other companies who paid right took over for them, this was until the cancer came back through bribery.
Both Uber and Lyft count on your ignorance to help them.