As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

Jack Stewart May 8, 2019
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Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages. Mark Ralston/AFP

As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

Jack Stewart May 8, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages. Mark Ralston/AFP
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Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the country are striking Wednesday. They say their take-home pay is decreasing, and they have little job security. The protest comes as the companies go public. Lyft’s IPO was in March; Uber’s is expected on Friday. Part of the excitement around these companies, and one of the reasons for their high valuations, is their future plans. They’re working on autonomous cars, which could mean there’ll be a drastically reduced need for drivers.

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