Uber, Lyft drivers rally for higher pay, job security

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Uber and Lyft drivers weren't picking up fares on Wednesday morning, instead they drove a caravan across the Brooklyn Bridge before a rally outside of the Uber and Lyft offices in Queens.


The drivers are protesting ride share company policies days ahead of Uber's expected public offering. They say Uber needs to offer drivers job security and higher wages.

"Drivers built these billion dollar companies and it is just plain wrong that so many continue to be paid poverty wages while Silicon Valley investors get rich off their labor,'' said Brendan Sexton, executive director of the Independent Drivers Guild, in a statement. "All drivers deserve fair pay.''