New York City rideshare drivers won a raise – and we’re fighting to make Uber PAY UP!
In the middle of the holiday season, with inflation and the huge cost of living spiraling in New York, Uber tried to take away our hard-earned pay raise that was approved by the TLC. So in December, Justice for App Workers fought back.
Together, hundreds of drivers and supporters rallied at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse following a caravan from Brooklyn. Drivers with Justice for App Workers and our coalition member the Independent Drivers Guild held a massive holiday protest, demanding that we get the money we fought so hard for! But, the fight’s not over.
The New York State Supreme Court will be holding a hearing on January 31 to decide whether drivers should get the raise –and we’re going to make sure they know what the 100,000+ NYC rideshare and delivery drivers of Justice for App Workers think!
Justice for App Workers co-chair Naomi Ogutu said at the rally, “I’m an immigrant. I pay my taxes to the last dollar. The city of New York and the TLC have decided we deserve a raise. Uber, how can you take it away?”
We’re a coalition of over 100,000 immigrant drivers who sometimes work 80+ hours a week to make ends meet and provide for our families. And we won’t allow Uber to take what’s ours.
This is just the beginning of our fight. Make your voice heard to ensure that all NYC rideshare drivers AND delivery workers make a fair wage in 2023!