May 2 (Bloomberg) — The Google Inc. shuttle buses that have become a focal point for social justice protests in San Francisco ought to be outlawed, a community group and a municipal employee union said in a lawsuit against the city.

A growing number of private coaches with blackened windows, upholstered seats and Wi-Fi that shuttle employees of Google, Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. to Silicon Valley have fueled a debate about inequality in a city where software engineers just out of college can expect to make more than $100,000-a-year while their drivers and other residents who make half that amount are paying $2-a-ride on public buses and struggling to keep up with fast-rising rents.

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