On Wednesday May 8, Uber and Lyft drivers will conduct a one day strike in Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
May 8 is also the day that Uber, a multi-billion dollar global company with nearly 25,000 workers around the world, will be selling stocks on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time.
The International Workers Solidarity Network is issuing this urgent call to pledge to take action in solidarity with these workers!
They are demanding increased pay, basic benefits, decision-making transparency, and a greater voice for drivers. These poorly paid and mistreated workers are on the cutting edge of the gig economy. Showing solidarity with them is showing solidarity with all workers!
Tell the billionaire owners of Uber and Lyft that they cannot get even richer on stocks while drivers are underpaid, overworked and voiceless.
- On May 8, do not use Uber or Lyft and turn the app off in solidarity with striking workers.
- If an action is planned in your city, be on the picket lines with Uber and Lyft workers.
- If there is not an action planned in your city, show your solidarity by:
- organizing a demonstration or picket at a public and visible location;
- distributing fliers and other informational material at grocery stores, transit hubs, and other locations where workers gather;
- or by organizing other creative actions, no matter how modest or small in numbers, to spread the word about the courageous action these workers are taking to fightback
Let us know what you have planned by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help to spread the word.