Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

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

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—People looking to use ride-hailing services such as Lyft and Uber might be in for some difficulty July 21, as many drivers are conducting a one-day strike for better pay and status under the law. Rideshare Drivers United—an independent association of U.S. rideshare drivers founded in Los Angeles—is organizing the strikes in a number of cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco,  Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Baltimore. The group scheduled a 1 p.m. rally near Los Angeles International Airport. They said the companies have reduced mileage rates, lowered commissions, taken away flexibility and transparency;  continue to exploit workers by manipulating algorithms; broken promises of Prop 22. Prop 22, passed by California voters in November 2020, allows ride-hailing companies to avoid classifying drivers as employees. Rideshare Drivers United is also calling for the passage of the PRO Act, short for Protecting …

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