Uber and Lyft Drivers Plan Massive Strike Strikes are anticipated on Wednesday in several cities, ahead of Uber's initial public offering (IPO). The strikes are planned for different times during the day, with some cities planning an all-day strike. Drivers are demanding better working conditions and increased pay. Drivers in New York are demanding that the companies guarantee 80-85% of ride proceeds go to them. Sonam Lama, driver, via BI According to a NY Taxi Workers Alliance press release,

Metro Atlanta Uber, Lyft drivers to strike today

Ride-hailing customers beware: Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike today, and some metro Atlanta rides may be affected. 

The strike is set for noon to midnight. It’s unclear how many drivers will strike and how many rides might be affected. But the group behind the local strike – Rideshare Drivers United Georgia – says customers should expect delays. 

The drivers are seeking higher wages and other concessions. Uber says it will “continue working to improve the experience for and with drivers.” Lyft says its drivers earn more than $20 per hour on average, and it’s “constantly working to improve how we can best serve our driver community.” 

The strike comes as Uber prepares for an initial public stock offering

You can learn more about the strike – and about alternatives for getting to the airport today if you need them – here. Look for more coverage of the strike this afternoon at www.ajc.com.

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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