Uber Drivers showed anger ahead of San Francisco 2016 SuperBowl

Uber Drivers showed anger ahead of San Francisco 2016 SuperBowl
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Yesterday, as 2016 Superbowl sport event was about to kick off in San Fransisco, angry Uber drivers warned their users they would just not drive to protest their wages by turning off their apps ahead of the big game.

Yesterday, as 2016 Superbowl sport event was about to kick off in San Fransisco, angry Uber drivers warned their users they would just not drive to protest their wages by turning off their apps ahead of the big game.

Protesters at a recent demonstration outside Uber's San Fransisco headquarters also called for a driver protest. The hashtag #UberSuperBowlStrike started circulating online urging drivers to take Sunday off to make the point.

As the company snagged an official partnership with the Super Bowl Host Committee, this call for boycott may put Uber in a particularly delicate position.

At issue are the fare cuts Uber imposed upon drivers in multiple US cities at the beginning of the year.

“Uber cutting prices and telling drivers it’s good for them—it just seems to be rubbing salt on the wound, because not a lot of drivers feel like that.”, says Harry
Campbell, who publishes The Rideshare Guy, a blog and podcast about driving for ride-hailing companies.

On Twitter #UberSuperBowlSTRIKE one can read:

-Did you know uber pays less than minimum wages?
-Did you know drivers LOSE money on most rides ?
-Did you know tips are not included?
-Did you know four stars is a bad rating and will lead to driver being fired ?


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