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NYC Uber Drivers Protest for Pay Raise

Nearly 2,000 Uber drivers passed up taking advantage of “surge-pricing” on a rainy New York Wednesday to protest their wages and treatment. Nearly one-fifth of the city’s Uber drivers declined to pick up passengers. Instead, they handed out fliers trying to recruit fellow drivers to join them. In an effort to stiff competition form Lyft and Gett, Uber has cutting its prices even more, but that means drivers have been making less for their rides. “Drivers are complaining that Uber has become like Walmart,” said Uber driver Abdoul Diallo. “Uber drivers now make less than the minimum wage when we do the math.”