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Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike in Ongoing Battle Against Wage Theft

HeadlineFeb 27, 2023

Here in New York, Uber and Lyft drivers led a 12-hour strike, from noon until midnight Sunday, at LaGuardia Airport as they continue to demand fair wages. This is the third strike since December in response to a lawsuit filed by Uber that blocked a pay increase for drivers, approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission and that was supposed to go into effect in December. This is an Uber driver speaking from the picket line yesterday.

Ibrahima Gory: “All they see is the money. All they see is the money. But we are the one who makes the money. The money doesn’t make us. The money doesn’t make us. We make the money. Do you believe that?”

Crowd: “Yes!”

Ibrahima Gory: “So let’s stick together and do the fight together until the end.”

Bhairavi Desai: “That’s right!”

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