Drivers for ride-hailing companies including Uber, Lyft and others are planning coordinated strikes in at least 10 cities this week to call attention to low pay and other issues, according to the 10 groups organizing the demonstrations.
It’s far from the first time drivers have raised issue with how how little they are paid, or their status as independent contractors as opposed to full-fledged employees with benefits like paid time off or sick leave.
However, this strike seems to be attracting more attention than others thanks to its proximity to Lyft’s first ever earnings report as a publicly traded company on Tuesday, and before Uber’s debut on the New York Stock exchange on Friday.
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