The two-hour strike will occur in major cities.
Reports by The Verge have announced an oncoming strike organized by Uber and Lyft drivers. The two-hour strike is set to occur around the world on Wednesday within several major cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. The latter is done to stumble Uber's stock market launch. Several labor groups have previously protested about Uber's practices, deeming their payment and labor affairs as unsatisfactory. The workers are purposely planning to meddle with the ride-hail apps during the morning rush, an hour before Uber is set to open up to public markets.
Sources at the New York Taxi Workers Alliance confirm that the strike will occur from 7 to 9 AM. While Uber prepares to debut on public markets with a $90 million dollar valuation on the very same day. Sonam Lama, a long-time Uber driver comments: "The gig economy is all about exploiting workers by taking away our rights. It has to stop." As such, even presidential candidates have spoken out on the organized strike. Bernie Sanders commented via his Twitter, offering support to the Uber and Lyft drivers in their protest efforts.
In Uber going public, the company declared with the US Securities and Exchange Commissions that dissatisfaction reports are likely to ensue from its worker as the company will be looking into reducing driver's pay.