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UK/US: Ride-sharing drivers hold strikes in London, major American cities May 8

Ride-sharing service drivers stage strikes in London and major American cities May 8, protesting low wages and other work grievances; higher fares, interruptions to service possible in affected cities over the coming hours

08 May 03:21 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/10/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION London, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC

Event

Ride-sharing service drivers are staging strikes in London and major American cities (including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, DC) to protest perceived low wages, lack of job security, and other grievances on Wednesday, May 8. The strikes come ahead of Uber's initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), expected Friday, May 10.

Higher fares and interruptions to ride-sharing services are possible in cities affected by the strikes over the coming hours. Related demonstrations may result in traffic disruptions.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for related disruptions, seek alternative means of transportation (if necessary), and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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