Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Kansas City Opts Out Of Ride-Share Strike?!?
Across the nation there's gig economy worker push back against the practices of a rising star Internets corporate giant.
However . . . Via social media there's a debate over local participation.
Some claim the availability of rider-share services are a sign the strike didn't go over well in Kansas City. HOWEVER, notice that the number of drivers took a nosedive this morning despite a few scabs.
Nevertheless, the mini-strike seemed to accomplish its goal and tarnished Uber's IPO.
We sent a few messages to some of our ride share friends and got one reply . . .
The local Uber dude wrote back: "Yeah, not going out today and did Postmates instead. I wouldn't call it "solidarity" but joining in the complaints is the right thing to do. The wage theft is ridiculous and KCMO regulations make it even worse."
Check the links . .
NPR: Uber And Lyft Drivers Are Striking — And Call On Passengers To Boycott
CNN: Uber and Lyft drivers strike for better pay
CNBC: Uber drivers' strike takes off in front of company headquarters ahead of $90 billion IPO
Guardian: Uber and Lyft offer passenger discounts as drivers strike for better wages
Hill: Ocasio-Cortez throws weight behind Uber, Lyft strike
Developing . . .