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I’m In Plattsburgh, NY - Do I Work Tomorrow (Wed. 5/8) - Am I Supposed To Strike - Does Anybody Know?

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Goodideasll
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 Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

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Am I supposed to strike tomorrow (Wed 5/8) if I am not in a major city?  

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    momof4
    7973 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    The people who organized the "Rally" here in Philly told us to drive (they understand we have bills to pay).  Philadelphia Limo Assoc. & Phila Drivers Union apparently organized Philly. What I don't understand is why they didn't try to get the word out to drivers. Not even at the Airport or other Philly FB groups. I only heard about it on You Tube. I then found there FB page and asked who the organizer was. I know of the Editor in Chief of a local paper that would've done a story. No one answered. I have a FB page (not rideshare)with over 10,000 followers and I answer questions. You would think they would want the press coverage. Also these 2 groups are a group of  Limo drivers and a Union why did they step in ? Makes me wonder. It seems they may have their own agenda and personally dont think they really care about Lyft and Uber drivers. Seems they are concerned with people voting No on a Bill they dont want to pass and a mayoral candidate they w...

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    The people who organized the "Rally" here in Philly told us to drive (they understand we have bills to pay).  Philadelphia Limo Assoc. & Phila Drivers Union apparently organized Philly. What I don't understand is why they didn't try to get the word out to drivers. Not even at the Airport or other Philly FB groups. I only heard about it on You Tube. I then found there FB page and asked who the organizer was. I know of the Editor in Chief of a local paper that would've done a story. No one answered. I have a FB page (not rideshare)with over 10,000 followers and I answer questions. You would think they would want the press coverage. Also these 2 groups are a group of  Limo drivers and a Union why did they step in ? Makes me wonder. It seems they may have their own agenda and personally dont think they really care about Lyft and Uber drivers. Seems they are concerned with people voting No on a Bill they dont want to pass and a mayoral candidate they want elected. Maybe they figured they could get some press coverage by jumping on the Uber Strike.  It just makes no sense especially when it went from a 12 hr Strike to a Protest to 24 hrs then down to 2 hr Rally at the Uber Hub. The Union wont do anything to drivers if they do drive. If you cross the virtual picket line in other cities by going to Airports "you may get your car messed up", "drivers are going to order Ubers & then cancel before the 2 min and they have other things planned" according to some you tuber. Guess we are back in the 70's where Unions were sometimes violent and destructive if you crossed picket lines. That is absurd in todays world. Definately not the answer and definitely would make drivers look bad. I think these fake Uber drivers have done enough to make us look bad.  

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    SteffGart24
    145 Driver
     1 month ago

    I totally didn't.  Didn't even hear about it. I should be better about keeping on top of these things.

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    CWalcutt75
    251 Driver
     4 months ago

    I got a notification from the NY guild that wherever I am, I should stop working at 10AM.  They also mentioned that they have been successful in influencing Uber in NYC where they raised the base fare and required tips and stuff  

    With that said, I don’t think anyone would egg your house or anything if you want to work. 

    I work flexible schedule so I will take a break tomorrow morning and see what happens. 

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      Goodideasll
      OP 168 Driver
       4 months ago

      Thank You CWalcutt75! I appreciate the help - I am not working today (Wed. 5/8) in support of my brothers and sisters trying to do the right thing! Thanks Again!

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    momof4
    7973 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    I ended up taking the day off. Some of the You Tubers are suggesting taking today off also. I cant do 2 days off but Ill take 1/2 the day today.

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      Goodideasll
      OP 168 Driver
       4 months ago

      Happy Mother’s Day Mom!😊Hope You Have A Wonderful Day!😊

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        momof4
        7973 Rider Driver
         4 months ago

        Thank you. That was really sweet. Very much appreciated.

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    LockieTavish
    34 Driver
     4 months ago

    See, the problem about this strike is that it’s for all rideshare services. 

    If they wanted to really convince the masses, they should have asked everyone to turn off Uber tomorrow but allowed to use Lyft. Then we will have another abandon Lyft day next week or something. 

    At least this way, we won’t  be out of a job tomorrow. 

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    sally
    82 Driver
     4 months ago

    The more of us that strike the more effective it will be! I plan on striking today at 10am. Still in my PJS :)

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      Goodideasll
      OP 168 Driver
       4 months ago

      Thank You Sally - Well Done!👍

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    AsStibelDude
    624 Driver
     4 months ago

    Yes, you are supposed to not work tomorrow. Let’s show Uber that we have influence over the success of their business. 

    I’m sure nothing dramatic will happen by the end of the day, but it may still affect the future decisions of Uber on how they treat the drivers. I’m counting on it. 

    I’m in Boston if that matters. 

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      Goodideasll
      OP 168 Driver
       4 months ago  (edited 4 months ago)

      Thank You AsStibelDude! I agree with you and will not work on behalf of workers everywhere! Thanks again (BostonSTRONG!😊)!

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    lionfool
    219 Rider Driver
     4 months ago

    The strike is only set to officially take place in a few major cities... I don't think anyone will look at you sideways for driving in Plattsburgh.