On February 5, 2018, Doug Schifter, drove to New York's City Hall, and committed suicide. News reports have identified two other driver suicides in NYC already this year. The suicides have been linked to economic stress drivers face with rising expenses and lower earnings working for Uber, Lyft, Juno and other companies in NYC.
Companies like Uber, Lyft and Juno that operate in New York City keep too much money for themselves and don't pay enough to drivers.
Many drivers feel helpless.
Drivers who invested in yellow cabs lost their life savings.
Drivers for Uber, Lyft and Juno have seen their wages go down, and find themselves having to work longer and longer hours in order to turn a profit on the investment of time and money they have made in being a driver.
The reason that drivers have faced these hardships is a lack of organization. Drivers have only themselves to blame. As a group, drivers should be able to come together. They are smart, passionate and technologically savvy. But drivers in New York City have failed and right now companies like Uber, Lyft and Juno are able to squeeze drivers for more money whenever they want.
This has to stop. We need your help...
First, we need you to join us on email and social media (FB, IG and TWITTER
1. add your email to our list
2. like us on facebook
Like the page, and comment and share our posts to help spread the word!
Follow the page, and when you see new posts, Like and Comment to show your support!
4. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
When you see a tweet, give us a RETWEET and a comment!
OK NOW THAT YOU GAVE US YOUR EMAIL AND HAVE CONNECTED WITH US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM and twitter (you did all three, right?!)
HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO...
Riders Will Organize On Social Media and WhatsApp. We need to stay in close contact so that we can achieve our goal.
There is great strength when we are connected. Small things like being in the same WhatsApp group and liking and sharing the same Facebook posts is very important for drivers to be connected!
Organizing and Working Together We Will Have the Power to Make Demands for Fair Pay and Fair Treatment for Drivers.
THIS IS THE ROAD FORWARD
THE POLITICIANS WILL NOT HELP DRIVERS.
UBER, LYFT AND JUNO NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL HELP DRIVERS.
THE ONLY WAY IS FOR DRIVERS AND RIDERS TO WORK TOGETHER TO SHOW THAT WE WANT THIS
1. JOIN US BY ADDING YOU EMAIL AND GETTING INVOLVED ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
2. GET READY TO STAY CONNECTED AND COORDINATE ACTION ON WHATSAPP FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM.
3. STAY COMMITTED TO THE FIGHT. THIS WILL NOT BE EASY AND IT WILL NOT BE FAST, BUT IF WE WORK TOGETHER, THIS WILL BE A SUCCESS!