Rideshare Drivers Denounce Uber and Lyft in 25-hour Strike
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FEATURING JAMES HICKS – Drivers working for the ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft held a 25-hour strike in Los Angeles starting on March 25th protesting Uber’s decision to cut driver pay yet again. The significance of the strike date and length is to reflect the massive size of Uber drivers’ pay cut by a quarter.
Meanwhile in San Francisco on the same day drivers protested outside an investor meeting in preparation for Lyft’s public offering. Both Uber and Lyft are preparing to launch IPOs as their value balloons into the tens of billions of dollars.
Drivers say they won’t tolerate the poverty-level wages working for tech companies that have capitalized on turning workers into “independent contractors.”
James Hicks, a rideshare driver and organizer with Rideshare Drivers United.