REDONDO BEACH (CBSLA) – Hundreds of Los Angeles County drivers for rideshare giants Uber and Lyft held a one-day strike and protest Monday in Redondo Beach demanding higher wages.
The 25-hour strike, organized by the group Rideshare Drivers United (RDU), is protesting against what it calls a 25 percent wage cut it says was recently instituted by Uber.READ MORE: Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award Nominees Announced
According to the Los Angeles Times, Uber recently cut its wages from 80 cents per mile to 60 cents per mile in L.A. County and parts of Orange County.READ MORE: Clippers Barely Hold Off Celtics To Seal Victory, 114-111
RDU, which is made of up about 2,800 Uber and Lyft drivers, is calling on ridesharing companies to institute a $28 guaranteed minimum hourly rate for drivers.
The group will be picketing outside the company’s offices in the 2400 block of Marine Avenue in Redondo Beach.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Prepares For Rose Parade Festivities Amidst Rising COVID-19 Cases
RDU is calling this the “largest coordinated action” by rideshare drivers in the nation.