Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash drivers are planning a Valentine's Day airport strike in several major cities.
An organization called "Justice for App Workers" announced the strike in a press release last week.
"Uber, Lyft, and delivery drivers are TIRED of being mistreated by the app companies. We’re sick of working 80 hours/week just to make ends meet, being constantly scared for our safety, and worrying about being deactivated with the click of a button," the organization said in a press release.
The strike will impact Hartford, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Chicago, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Austin airports.
The group said, "We’re not taking rides to or from any airport on February 14. We’re going on strike and telling the app companies that WE WON’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!"
According to the organization's website, "Justice for App Workers is a national coalition movement of more than 130,000 rideshare drivers and delivery workers from the East Coast to the Midwest, united in our demands to transform our industry."
The organization aims to obtain "living wages, a safe working environment, an end to unfair deactivation, quality healthcare benefits, reliable bathroom access, and the right to form a union" for app workers.
In a statement provided to The Hill, Uber said pay for their workers is "strong."
“Driver earnings remain strong, and as of Q4 2023, drivers in the U.S. were making about $33 per utilized hour,” Uber’s statement read.
The report added, "A spokesperson for the company noted that the strike should not impact price and driver availability, adding that Uber saw an increase in trips during last year’s strike on Valentine’s Day."
Lyft said they have also made changes, including an appeal process for deactivation.
“We are constantly working to improve the driver experience, which is why just this month we released a series of new offers and commitments aimed at increasing driver pay and transparency,” Lyft’s statement said.
“This includes a new minimum earnings guarantee and an improved deactivation appeals process. Now, drivers will always make at least 70 percent of the weekly rider fares after external fees. It’s all part of our new customer-obsessed focus on drivers,” the statement continued.