For Immediate Release:
May 6, 2019
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RIDESHARE DRIVERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TO PROTEST UBER, LYFT IN SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING RIDESHARE DRIVERS NATIONWIDE
D.C.-based organization Drive United to hold action at Reagan National Airport to stand with striking drivers
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, rideshare drivers from the D.C.-based Drive United will protest Uber, Lyft, and other app-based rideshare corporations at Reagan National Airport to stand in solidarity with striking drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Stamford, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and around the world.
Like drivers striking in cities nationwide, rideshare drivers in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region face declining wages, lack of healthcare, no paid time off, and no worker protections. Drive United is a grassroots, independent, driver-run organization dedicated to empowering drivers in the Washington, D.C.-area who try to make a living through rideshare apps.
“Today’s action is about clearly stating that drivers’ livelihoods should not be dependent on the whims of tech CEOs,” stated Stan De La Cruz, a founding member of Drive United who has been driving for Lyft and Uber for over three years and has completed over 5,000 total trips. “We deserve to be safe on the job, we deserve healthcare, and we deserve to earn a living wage.”
Since November 2018, Drive United members have been canvassing rideshare drivers at Reagan National Airport regularly to connect with drivers and listen to their concerns.
“We’ve spoken with hundreds of drivers, and they know that it’s wrong for Lyft and Uber executives to make millions while drivers can’t afford healthcare,” added De La Cruz. “Many of us share the same concerns, which is why we’re calling on drivers to join us and demand that Uber, Lyft, and other app-based corporations hear our voice.”
Drive United is asking rideshare drivers and supporters in the D.C. region to show their support by signing up at DriveUnited.org.
For more information, please contact Jeffrey Dugas at 978-257-0859.
Drive United is a grassroots, independent, driver-run organization dedicated to empowering drivers in the Washington, D.C.-area who try to make a living through rideshare apps. DriveUnited.org