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Uber and Lyft drivers strike ahead of IPOs

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Michelle Dottin, a driver and stewart with the Independent Drivers Union Guild (IDG), speaks at a rally outside Uber and Lyft offices, calling for "fair pay for all drivers," Wednesday May 8, 2019, in New York.

In this special edition of Your Call, we'll talk about why Uber and Lyft drivers are going on strike.

As Uber prepares to go public, drivers in more than 20 cities around the globe are striking for two hours over pay, benefits, and job security.


Jason Benlevi, author of Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech

Edward Escobar, a San Francisco Uber/Lyft driver, advocate and organizer for drivers/gig workers, and founder of The Alliance for Independent Workers and #DriversUnite Movement 

Web Resources:
CNN: Why Uber and Lyft drivers are striking
NBC: Uber and Lyft drivers begin strike to protest low wages, job insecurity

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.