drivers are going on strike today in several U.S. cities, disrupting the way to work for many commuters two days ahead of the company’s IPO on Wall Street. The drivers, many of whom are organized in Rideshare Drivers United, are protesting for better pay, with some saying that the upcoming IPO has put financial pressure on the company that has been passed on to drivers.
In New York City, drivers are expected to go on strike from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. during morning rush hour. Drivers in Atlanta and San Francisco are expected to go on strike for 12 hours, while those in Los Angeles, Boston and San Diego are striking for 24 hours. Rallies are also taking place in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., with drivers in London expecting to join in the protest as well.