Drivers’ group announced that on Valentine's Day, numerous drivers from Uber (NYSE:UBER), Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT), and the food delivery service DoorDash (NASDAQ:DASH) will participate in a nationwide strike to demand fair pay.
This marks the first strike since Uber and Lyft became publicly traded companies in 2019.
Protest activities will include picketing at airports and Uber's corporate offices, according to statements from two driver groups.
The announcement of the strike comes shortly after Lyft committed to compensating drivers if their earnings fall below 70% of the fare paid by riders, excluding external fees, on a weekly basis.
“We are constantly working to improve the driver experience,” Lyft told Reuters on Monday.
Drivers, who are classified as independent contractors, have criticized the ride-sharing and delivery platforms for charging excessively high commission fees.
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