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Uber, Lyft Drivers Say They Are Being Abused, Plan Monday Rally At O’Hare


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Uber, Lyft drivers say they are being abused, plan Monday rally at O’Hare

ByEmily McTavish

As a ride-share driver, Mattia Nanfria said she has been propositioned and even been attacked by riders. What’s more, her wages fluctuate widely — but in bad weeks she earns less than minimum wage.

“The weeks where I’m clearing $10 to $12 an hour, that’s what I lose sleep over,” said Nanfria, 41, of Dunning, who says she has completed 15,000 rides for Lyft and Uber in the past four years.

Her concerns about the working conditions led her to become a co-organizer of Chicago Rideshare Advocates, a group that is trying to unite the thousands of drivers in the city to negotiate better pay and working conditions for the fast-growing profession.

The organization held a demonstration outside City Hall last week — “Uber/Lyft Stop Abusing Workers,” one sign at the protest read — and is headed to the O’Hare Transportation Network Providers’ parking lot from 7-10 p.m. on Monday to rally and connect with more drivers.



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Do other markets have the equivalent of “drive forward” like Seattle does? “Drive forward” is a nonprofit started by the regional manager of the Seattle market a few years ago when the threat of unionization was over their heads.

In typical boober fashion, they lie and claim it’s “independent” of boober which, of course, is complete horseshit.

They have 10 to 15 Disgusting people who claim to be drivers Who do nothing but lie in front of the city Council and the media and sing boobers praise. They remind me of hitlers soldiers


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I think doing it at the airport is really good
I'm really hoping this goes well for them. If nothing else it helps put Uber on notice and may get a decent amount of news coverage.

Cumulativly let's hope it all has the effect of forcing driver positive change on Uber and lyft.


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How did that rally go?
I don't know. Hopefully someone from the Chicago Metro area will chime in and let us know. I stream a radio station from Chicago, but missed today's broadcast that airs again early tomorrow morning. If they bring it up I'll pass on what they cover.