Uber and Lyft drivers begin strike to protest low wages, job insecurity

Dec 2015
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Uber and Lyft drivers begin strike to protest low wages, job insecurity
"Uber's corporate owners are set to make billions, all while drivers are left in poverty and go bankrupt,” one strike organizer said.
By Phil McCausland

"Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the country began to strike Wednesday to protest low pay among several other labor concerns."
"The strike is timed to coincide with Uber’s IPO filing on Friday. The flashiest new tech stock to hit the market, Uber is expected to be valued at more than $80 billion when it goes public at the New York Stock Exchange."
"Drivers argue that Uber and Lyft profit off the backs of employees, leaving them with low wages and without access to full-time employment benefits despite working long hours."









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Who can blame those who are protesting in light of what's happening? A mega-wealthy corporation that doesn't adequately compensate their employees is simply wrong because they can. It is highly unfair to the employees that work hard for them as they certainly deserve much better.
 
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Uber and Lyft drivers begin strike to protest low wages, job insecurity
"Uber's corporate owners are set to make billions, all while drivers are left in poverty and go bankrupt,” one strike organizer said.
By Phil McCausland














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Who can blame those who are protesting in light of what's happening? A mega-wealthy corporation that doesn't adequately compensate their employees is simply wrong because they can. It is highly unfair to the employees that work hard for them as they certainly deserve much better.
Profiteers grinding their Iron Heels into the faces of "The Workers". Sounds Commie.
 
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Profiteers grinding their Iron Heels into the faces of "The Workers". Sounds Commie.
It is certainly quite unfair to the drivers being that they are the actual backbone of the corporation and without them they would have no corporation or business.
 
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It is certainly quite unfair to the drivers being that they are the actual backbone of the corporation and without them they would have no corporation or business.
Would any of 'em be able to RUN the corporations?
 
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I remember reading an analysis of uber and lyft payout models...

Apparently, both of them, when you account for vehicle maintenance, it costs money to drive for these companies.
 
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Not really. There are always more "Workers". Perhaps ones who know what the terms of employment are?
There may be but with the more seasoned workers leaving only a skeleton staff would remain to work. Not good for business! Best to be fair and Pay Up as it keeps the workers happy! After all, they can well afford it and then some! So what's their problem?
 

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