Some drivers feel they are getting short shifted by Uber, which pays less then rival share-ride companies …
Uber drivers will strike in seven cities on Wednesday, just ahead of the rideshare company’s initial public offering (IPO), according to Gig Workers Rising, a union of app and platform workers.
Drivers plan to protest at noon on May 8 in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and San Francisco, with San Francisco drivers also planning to turn off their apps for 12 hours and protest at the company’s headquarters, according to an announcement from the group.
“While the $100bn IPO will make millionaires of many Uber investors and executives, Uber has cut the pay of drivers often leaving them earning less than minimum wage after expenses,” the statement reads. “Uber also denies drivers basic worker benefits such as vacation time, healthcare and retirement contributions.”
Uber drivers in San Francisco are demanding the company and its main competitor, Lyft, pay drivers a livable hourly rate and develop clearer protocols on wages, tips, deactivations and fare breakdowns, as well as benefits including workers comp, retirement, health care, paid time off and death benefits. Drivers also demand union recognition, according to the statement…..
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