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NYC Vigil Held for Uber Driver Who Died by Suicide

HeadlineOct 09, 2018

In New York City, family and friends of Fausto Luna held a vigil on Sunday to mourn the death of the longtime Uber driver, who died by suicide as he struggled to make ends meet. Luna began driving with Uber in 2013, and his family said he was suffering from depression as his debts mounted. Luna is the seventh New York City driver—and the first from an app-based ride-hailing service—to die by suicide within the last year. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance issued a statement in solidarity with Luna and his family, writing, “Every city needs to take a deeper look at what happens when you let Wall Street-backed corporations use billions of dollars in capital to lock workers into a prison of poverty.”

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