Crap, I already missed this, huh. We (Uber drivers) had a strike? Anyone know it was effective?
Uber and Lft drivers were holding signs and chanting outside of Union Station in New Haven.
The workers said, "You take all the money. We are all working like a slave. They charge the customer so much money and pay us so little money."
Some Uber and Lyft drivers are striking on one of the busiest travel days. Employees for the ride share programs say while fares for customers haven't changed, from them it has.
Moses Dahn said, "We feel like they are cheating us and we drive our vehicle we use mileage not time . You want to pay us on time it's ok but pay us on the mileage." About 50 frustrated workers in New Haven took the day off but there are still drivers out there who are not on strike.
One man said, "UIber take 25 percent off the rate you are not supposed to take 25 percent off the rate. That's not business. that's not being a partner." Hector Rivas added, "Uber pay me 13.90 cents and they take 14 dollars." They are demanding new fares and driver benefits. Dahn added, "Pay us on the mileage. Pay us good on the mileage because the mileage tells you how much your car is worth." Lyft sent us this statement: "We strive to ensure drivers can maximize their earnings and are committed to helping them succeed." Kaelan Richards, Senior Manager of Policy and Safety at Lyft.
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