Lyft and Uber drivers all across the country went on strike all Wednesday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.
Drivers in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington D.C. went on strike to send a message to the heads of the ride-sharing companies. However, even with the strike, there wasn’t a shortage of drivers in the D.C. area. WDVM requested a few rides and spoke to some drivers that didn’t go on strike, because they didn’t even know about it, but they did agree with all of the demands made by the drivers on strike.
“They should understand that they are not paying the minimum wages to their drivers and I am hoping that they should understand that they should pay the drivers the money that they deserve,” said an unnamed Lyft driver.
Drivers all over the country should be back to their normal routines Thursday, but they wanted to send a message to people in charge that they can mobilize on a national scale.