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Uber, Lyft and DoorDash drivers will strike on Valentine's Day

02/14/2024 - 07:31

Due to discontent with wages and other working conditions, drivers for Uber Technologies, Lyft Inc., and DoorDash—three U.S. taxi and delivery services—will go on strike on Valentine's Day, February 14, according to RTTNews.

Tati Tata
Tati Tata
The Justice For App Workers movement is organizing protests at airports with over 100,000 drivers as members.

"We are sick of working 80 hours a week just to make ends meet, sick of constantly worrying about our safety and worrying that you could be deactivated with the push of a button," reads the organization’s message. We will not be traveling to and from airports on February 14 across the nation, including in Austin, Chicago, Hartford, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, and Tampa."

To protest severe salary cuts this winter, representatives of Rideshare Drivers United, another industry association, will shut down their apps on Wednesday. Because they are regarded as independent contractors, they are exempt from the majority of federal and state labor regulations in the United States that set minimum wages and overtime compensation.