Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan to Strike in Multiple Places Across the State on Friday

KevinH

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https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Uber-Lyft-Drivers-Plan-to-Strike-on-Friday-503178341.html

If you’re thinking about using a ride-sharing app during your holiday travels, Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike in the state on Friday.

They say while fares for customers haven’t really changed recently, the drivers’ share has.

With one son and a baby girl on the way, Uber driver Guillermo Estrella is worried after he says his earnings recently plunged.

“It’s going to be tough to get presents for the family, you know,” says Estrella.
On Wednesday, the Branford father says he picked up rides for ten hours and made $96, about a third less than he’s used to.

“My wife doesn’t speak much English and she come from another country. And we try to make a living. In the meantime, it’s a little bit tough,” says Estrella.
Estrella and others blame Uber for adjusting how it pays out for rides a couple of weeks ago.

Drivers say now they make a little more per minute.

But they say that doesn’t make up for the drop in the rate they’re paid per mile, which went from 82 cents to 65 cents.
“The customer like Uber because it’s very cheap for the customer. But for the driver it’s very, very bad business now. Very, very bad business,” says Carlos Gomez.

That’s why Gomez is helping to organize a strike in the state of drivers for Uber and Lyft, which drivers complain also pays too little.

On Friday from 6:00am until 11:00pm, they’re hoping hundreds of drivers turn off their ride-share apps and will rally at four locations including at train stations in New Haven, Hartford and Stamford, as well as Bradley Airport.
They’re fighting for better rates for drivers, benefits and a limit on the number of drivers.

“To show the company, you know, we need this thing to make a chance to be doing things better for our families,” said Estrella.

Now in a statement, a representative of Lyft told us, “We strive to ensure drivers can maximize their earnings and are committed to helping them succeed."
Lyft says it recently changed drivers’ rates to place more value on time than distance, though the company argues earnings should remain about the same.

We have not yet heard back from Uber.
 

Uber's Guber

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With one son and a baby girl on the way, Uber driver Guillermo Estrella is worried after he says his earnings recently plunged. “My wife doesn’t speak much English and she come from another country. And we try to make a living. In the meantime, it’s a little bit tough,” says Estrella. That’s why Gomez is helping to organize a strike in the state of drivers for Uber and Lyft, which drivers complain also pays too little. They’re fighting for better rates for drivers, benefits and a limit on the number of drivers.
Uber isn't going to limit the number of drivers. Maybe these protesters should protest against the open borders instead to try and slow down the flow of new ants who readily gravitate towards lower wages. How much you wanna bet all these ants complaining out the "number of drivers" spent a massive amount of time passing out referral codes recruiting new ants into the market?
 

UberLyftFlexWhatever

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Uber isn't going to limit the number of drivers. Maybe these protesters should protest against the open borders instead to try and slow down the flow of new ants who readily gravitate towards lower wages. How much you wanna bet all these ants complaining out the "number of drivers" spent a massive amount of time passing out referral codes recruiting new ants into the market?

It’s futile negotiating with a company whose driver’s app
can be remotely Detonated from Uber HQ specifically for
Executive entertainment

Guess which is the uber
To quote Dara: “he done blowed-Up good”
 

mbd

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He has a big shot for success. If all Spanish speaking drivers strike, u/l will shut down . u/l future depends on the Hispanic drivers.
 

Pedro Paramo66

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But they are very proud to participate in the disruptive technology, be their own boss, work when they want, meet very interesting and exciting people and shred the taxi industry
So, I still don't understand why they want to protest
Lol
 
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Danny3xd

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https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Uber-Lyft-Drivers-Plan-to-Strike-on-Friday-503178341.html

If you’re thinking about using a ride-sharing app during your holiday travels, Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike in the state on Friday.

They say while fares for customers haven’t really changed recently, the drivers’ share has.

With one son and a baby girl on the way, Uber driver Guillermo Estrella is worried after he says his earnings recently plunged.

“It’s going to be tough to get presents for the family, you know,” says Estrella.
On Wednesday, the Branford father says he picked up rides for ten hours and made $96, about a third less than he’s used to.

“My wife doesn’t speak much English and she come from another country. And we try to make a living. In the meantime, it’s a little bit tough,” says Estrella.
Estrella and others blame Uber for adjusting how it pays out for rides a couple of weeks ago.

Drivers say now they make a little more per minute.

But they say that doesn’t make up for the drop in the rate they’re paid per mile, which went from 82 cents to 65 cents.
“The customer like Uber because it’s very cheap for the customer. But for the driver it’s very, very bad business now. Very, very bad business,” says Carlos Gomez.

That’s why Gomez is helping to organize a strike in the state of drivers for Uber and Lyft, which drivers complain also pays too little.

On Friday from 6:00am until 11:00pm, they’re hoping hundreds of drivers turn off their ride-share apps and will rally at four locations including at train stations in New Haven, Hartford and Stamford, as well as Bradley Airport.
They’re fighting for better rates for drivers, benefits and a limit on the number of drivers.

“To show the company, you know, we need this thing to make a chance to be doing things better for our families,” said Estrella.

Now in a statement, a representative of Lyft told us, “We strive to ensure drivers can maximize their earnings and are committed to helping them succeed."
Lyft says it recently changed drivers’ rates to place more value on time than distance, though the company argues earnings should remain about the same.

We have not yet heard back from Uber.


Thanks, Keven.
 

SEAL Team 5

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Estrella and others blame Uber

Yea, and long time livery drivers blame Estrella and the 700,000 other U.S. rideshare drivers that ruined a once livable industry. You made your bed now sleep in it you ignorant piece of crap. I hope you become homeless.

Nothing like true feelings around Christmas time.

But they are very proud to participate in the disruptive technology, be their own boss, work when they want, meet very interesting and exciting people and shred the taxi industry
So, I still don't understand why they want to protest
Lol

Love your post, but I would have substituted the word naive for proud.

Lyft argues earnings should remain about the same.
Lyft doesn't have to argue the inevitable. Driver earnings will remain the same crappy amount that they've been for the past 4 years.
 

UberBastid

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With one son and a baby girl on the way, Uber driver Guillermo Estrella is worried after he says his earnings recently plunged.

“It’s going to be tough to get presents for the family, you know,” says Estrella.
On Wednesday, the Branford father says he picked up rides for ten hours and made $96, about a third less than he’s used to.

“My wife doesn’t speak much English and she come from another country. And we try to make a living. In the meantime, it’s a little bit tough,” says Estrella.
Estrella and others blame Uber for adjusting how it pays out for rides a couple of weeks ago.

r.

Maybe Estrella should come to the reasonable conclusion that he should not make more babies than he can afford to support, and learn the benefits of birth control.

THEN with the money he saves in supporting a half dozen kids, he can go to trade school and learn a skill that pays a fair wage. And THEN he can make as many babies as he wants.

******

There will be no noticeable reduction in drivers on Friday.
 
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