MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — New York City Uber drivers have planned a second strike since the company filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance said that app drivers in New York City lost around $12 million in pay from Dec. 19, the time the raises were supposed to go into effect, to Jan 1.
The upcoming strike will include a protest outside Uber’s Corporate Headquarters in downtown Manhattan around noon on Thursday. Drivers are also asking those who use Uber to turn off the app for 24 hours from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the same day as the protest.
“The city’s for hire drivers have every right to protest Uber’s attempt to deny them the inflation and cost of living pay adjustment that they are rightfully due. TLC is actively protesting this too, in court,” TLC Commissioner David Do said on Thursday.
The last strike and protest was held on Dec. 19.
“Every time the taxi association calls for a strike, drivers demonstrate they’re more interested in delivering for New Yorkers than social media discourse,” said an Uber spokesperson in a statement issued Thursday morning. “We expect this time will be no different.”