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Uber drivers are planning to join the nation-wide living wage strike


Uber drivers are planning to ditch their vehicles and hit the streets Tuesday as part of a nation-wide protest aimed at achieving a $15 hourly minimum wage, according to CNN

Hundreds of Uber drivers in cities from San Francisco to Boston are expected to participate in the protest, dubbed the "Day of Disruption," which was organized by the group "Fight for $15." 

The group's website noted that protests are planned in 340 cities. 

In Uber's hometown of San Francisco, CNN reports drivers are planning to march at the airport with signs that read: "Your Uber Driver is Arriving Striking."

Uber has previously said that drivers in its top 20 U.S. markets already make about $19 per hour. But drivers argue that doesn't account for expenses such as gas and car repairs, according to CNN. 

Because Uber drivers are contractors, they currently aren't entitled to overtime or sick leave. 

"Newly-elected politicians and newly-empowered corporate special interests are pushing an extremist agenda to move the country to the right," "Fight for $15," said in a statement on its website. "That’s why we’re taking to the streets on November 29th our four-year-old Fight for $15 will not back down!"

Uber has not commented on drivers planning to protest Tuesday. 

Uber drivers are planning to join the nation-wide living wage strike

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