RadioOnFire.com – This Wednesday, rideshare drivers are staging a strike across major cities in the United States. The 2-hour strike coincides with Uber’s IPO occurring the same day with drivers hoping to raise awareness of their low wages and each company’s problematic labor practices. Drivers from New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago are among those participating in the work stoppage that will take place between 7 AM and 9 AM.
Drivers across the pond are planning to participate in the strike as well with reports stating that rideshare drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, and Glasgow are also striking. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tweeted his support of the workers, writing:
“Uber says it can’t pay its drivers more money, but rewarded its CEO with nearly $50 million last year. People who work for multibillion-dollar companies should not have to work 70 or 80 hours a week to get by. I stand with the Uber and Lyft drivers going on strike on May 8.”