As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike from noon to midnight Wednesday to highlight what they say are unfair wages and working conditions. Similar walkouts occurred across the country.
The strike is over, and it’s difficult to say what kind of impact it had on ride-hailing customers in metro Atlanta. The companies are mum, but plenty of people were able to hail rides at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Wednesday afternoon. That suggests the strike may not have disrupted or delayed many rides.
But the drivers aren’t done. Austin Gates, who helped organize Wednesday’s strike, said the group Rideshare Drivers United Georgia – which formed recently – now has nearly 300 members. He said the group will meet soon to devise list of problems they’d like the companies to address.
Once they have that list, Gates said the drivers hope to meet with Uber and Lyft officials.
We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can read more about Wednesday’s strike here.