Uber Driver Demonstrations Scheduled For May 8th
Note: This is a live and ongoing thing and I’ll keep this post updated as I find more demonstrations coming up to May 8th. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning a driver demonstration and I’ll get it listed below.
I’ll be down at Uber HQ tomorrow to talk to drivers and to cover the demonstration. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get a recap tomorrow’s events at 7PM of the demonstrations throughout the day.
As Uber plans to IPO, groups of drivers are organizing a coordinated demonstration throughout the US on May 8th to protest their working conditions. The coordinated actions are being led by a combination of grassroot driver organizations and labor-focused NGO’s.
Driver demonstrations are presently confirmed for the following cities;
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Stamford CT
- Washington DC
- Seattle WA
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Confirmed Driver Demonstrations
HustleBy.Design has compiled a list of known driver demonstrations planned for May 8th where I have listed the locations, organizers, links to the events, their websites, and driver forums when available.
From ABDA post: “Uber & Lyft drivers in Seattle will be holding a press conference and Speak Out! event tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the SeaTac Ride Hail lot to discuss issues like deactivation, low pay, and driver and customer safety.”
SeaTac Ride Hail Lot
3037 S 160th St, SEATAC
Rideshare Drivers United Georgia will first meet at the Uber Greenlight Hub at 12 Noon before heading to the Lyft Hub at 5PM.
Uber Greenlight Hub
3111 Clairmont Rd suite b, Atlanta, GA 30329
814 Bellemeade Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Chicago Rideshare Advocates will meet at Columbus near the Buckingham Fountiain at 1:30PM local time for staging. The group will then head downtown and protest at 3:00 PM.
Los Angeles CA
Details: Rideshare Drivers United is planning an entire day of events. Starting with a picket at LAX in the morning, a rally at noon, another afternoon picket at LAX, and then a driver family picnic from 5PM to 7PM.
Location: LAX Ridehail Driver Staging Area
Rally: 12 NoonFamily Picnic: 5-7PM
Details: Drive United is hosting a demonstration at the metro station of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at 8:30 PM.
San Francisco CA
Details: Gig Workers Rising will meet at in San Francisco at 12 noon on May 8th in front of Uber HQ. They are calling on drivers to shutdown their apps for 12 hours from noon to midnight on May 8th.
Details: Alliance for Independent Workers (AIW) will be leading a seperate event in SF at City Hall from 1:45PM to 3:30PM.
SF City Hall is a few blocks away from Uber HQ so it’s possible to attend both actions since they are in walking distance.
New York City NY
NYC’s Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is rallying at the offices that house TLC and Uber HQ at 10AM. You can RSVP to join on their page but they probably won’t mind if you show up without an RSVP.
Location: 3100 47th Ave, Long Island City (TLC & Uber offices)
Details: Philadelphia Drivers Union will meet at the Uber Greenlight Hub in Philadelphia between 12 Noon and 1:30PM on May 8th.
7821 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Uber Greenlight Hub)
Time: 12 Noon to 1:30PM
Details: BIDG is not affiliated with the IDG in NYC and appears to be an independent driver organization getting a start in Boston. If you text them, they will send you rally details.
- Text For Info:781-486-4545
- Facebook Page
Details: Drivers are forming a delegation to deliver a letter to Uber demanding they drop their opposition to SB 989. Drivers will meet at the hub and present these demands as a group.
Location: 470 West Ave Fl 2, Stamford, Connecticut 06902 (Uber Greenlight Hub)
San Diego CA
Rideshare Drivers United: (San Diego Chapter)
Details: Rideshare Drivers United San Diego appears to be a subsidiary or partner of it’s sister organization in Los Angeles. The group plans to meet at San Diego International Airport.
I haven’t located much more information on San Diego specific protests. I suggest reaching out to the moderator of their facebook page for more information.
- Facebook Page
- Event Link: None