The controversy is warming in the US equestrian scene as the largest provider, Uber, prepares for its original public offering. Reports of a planned strike Wednesday, May 8, have discovered as drivers employed by companies such as Uber and even Lyft protests business practices and pays disputes between their work line and managers.
According to an announcement, drivers plan to switch between 7 am to 9 pm local time across the country, including major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and New York.
Uber announced for a long time that the plan was published on Wall Street with its IPO on May 9.
New York Taxi Workers Alliance coordinates the strike as it shared plans on how to perform sit-out. Strike itself is working to fight to improve the working environment and protect drivers by ensuring a profitable income.
Strike has collected so much attention that even political figures and presidential candidates began to weigh in on the case.
After the battle, the drivers plan to rally and protest in front of the Uber and the Lift Headquarters in New York at 1
Ride-sharing companies have come under heavy fire from taxi associations for the devaluation of leased car transport. It has been so heated that a number of taxi drivers were found to have committed suicide because of the inability to pay down taxi medallion debt. But the taxi drivers are not the only ones facing significant paychecks, as the driving shares protest to be underpaid while the Uber and the Lift leaders go away with millions.
"In the IPO archives, Uber drivers will only become more dissatisfied because they plan to cut our wages and stop incentives. We do not want our wages to be at least," said Sonam Lama, in the NYTWA official statement. Uber driver since 2015.
"We want Uber to respond to us, not to investors. The concert economy is about utilizing employees by removing our rights. It must stop. Uber is the worst actor in the concert economy. Uber claims we are independent contractors, even though they set our prices and control our working day. Uber leaders get rich in our work, they should treat us with respect. We are strikingly sending a message stating that drivers continue to rise. "
h / t: Auto Blog