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Uber and Lyft Drivers Receive Owed Pay Raises in NY After Strike Campaign

HeadlineMar 10, 2023

Here in New York, Uber and Lyft drivers have declared victory after city regulators granted a pay raise to drivers following a strike campaign. The fare raise by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, announced Wednesday, replaces another planned raise that was agreed to last year but blocked after a successful legal challenge by Uber. Last week, New York Taxi Workers Alliance director Bhairavi Desai testified to the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Bhairavi Desai: “Every day that’s passed, that is a million dollars that were collectively owed to this workforce, a workforce that has had to pay for every single penny of operating expenses — Uber and Lyft don’t have to pay a dime — a workforce that works not only with economic risk, but also with great risk to their safety and to their life every single day.”

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