Uber Drivers Plan Shutdown Over ‘Poverty Wages’ As Company Goes Public

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Uber drivers in the US will stage a shutdown for 12 hours to protest against poor working conditions and low wages as the company goes public in May.

“Uber’s much-anticipated IPO will put millions into the pockets of executives, but the drivers who are the core of the service of the company will get nothing,” Shona Clarkson, an organizer with Gig Workers Rising, said. “Uber is paying drivers poverty wages and continues to slash wages while executives make millions.”

Drivers for Uber and Lyft, the Uber rival that went public in March, make a median wage of as little as $8.55 an hour before taxes, below the California minimum wage of $11 an hour and barely above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Read more at The Guardian.



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