Rider Service Drives Plan Strike Soon
Several years ago, the thought of a car service, that wasn't labeled a taxi, that could deliver from point a to point b easily and affordably was about as likely as a return trip to the moon. Thanks to the invovotion of a few entreprenuers and the disruptive economy, car service appear to be everywhere. Remember when Uber first arrived in the Treasure Valley? How about Lyft? Who know how many more car service that are available now after only a few years? However, all is not well in the land of Uber, Lyft, etc...
Reuters reports drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other apps are planning to strike Wednesday, May 8. The two-hour strike, scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. EST, coincides with Uber's stock IPO and comes as Uber looks to lower driver costs to boost profits.
Drivers in New York City will be joined by others in Chicago, D.C. Philly, San Diego, and San Francisco.According to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, drivers want job security, a livable income, and caps on how much companies skim off of fares. Also at issue is whether Uber can claim drivers as independent contractors while controlling rates and work days. Will ride hailing drivers bring major cities to their knees? Would a strike affect you? Have you, your friends, family, or others become dependent on ride-hailing companies?