Black Star News – On Monday, December 19, hundreds of New York Uber and Lyft drivers with the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) are hitting the streets in a caravan protest of a New York State Supreme Court judge’s new decision to temporarily halt essential pay raises that Uber has sued to roadblock. The Independent Drivers Guild fought for years for this pay increase and is demanding that Uber pay up. The planned pay increase was supposed to go into effect today.
The caravan protest takes place on Monday starting at 8AM. Drivers are asked to gather and make signs at Tillary & Navy St. (under the BQE). At 9AM the Caravan departs and goes over the Brooklyn Bridge. Around 10AM driver workers will rally and circle the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, at 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 with signs and banners, demanding Uber drop their lawsuit and New York courts side with the Taxi and Limousine Commission and app drivers.
Those taking part in the caravan protest will include app-based drivers and delivery workers who are part of the Independent Drivers Guild along with members of the Justice for App Workers coalition, of which IDG is one of nine coalition member partners in New York City.
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