Rideshare Drivers Staging One-Day Strike in LA, Other Cities

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People looking to usage ride-hailing services specified arsenic Lyft and Uber mightiness beryllium successful for immoderate trouble Wednesday, arsenic galore drivers are conducting a one-day onslaught for amended wage and presumption nether the law.

Rideshare Drivers United -- an autarkic relation of U.S. rideshare drivers founded successful Los Angeles -- is organizing the strikes successful a fig of cities crossed the United States, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Baltimore.

The radical scheduled a rally adjacent LAX astatine 1 p.m. Wednesday.

They accidental the companies have:

  • Reduced mileage rates, lowered commissions, taken distant flexibility and transparency;
  • Continue to exploit workers by manipulating algorithms;
  • Broken promises of Prop 22.

Prop 22, passed by California voters successful November 2020, allows ride-hailing companies to debar classifying drivers arsenic employees.

Rideshare Drivers United is besides calling for the transition of the PRO Act, abbreviated for Protecting the Right to Organize, which would grow protections for workers seeking to unionize. It passed the House of Representatives and has the enactment of President Biden.

Representatives for Uber and Lyft did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

On its website, Lyft praises Prop 22 for allowing rideshare drivers successful California to enactment "under a caller exemplary that gives them historical caller benefits and protections: a healthcare stipend of up to $4,800 per year, workplace wounded protections, and a minimum net guarantee, each portion ensuring that drivers support what they privation most: flexibility and independence."

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