Ride sharing drivers for Uber and Lyft are striking in several cities across the country, but are off to a rough start in New York City.
“Drivers in 10 cities across the country are taking action on Wednesday to draw attention to what they say are decreasing wages for drivers and a distressing lack of job security — and some are calling on passengers to temporarily boycott the ride-hailing services, too,” according to NPR.
But according to The New York Post, the strike did not go as planned in The Big Apple, the one of nation’s largest markets for ride sharing.
“A driver strike that was planned for Wednesday-morning rush hour against ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft appeared to be a flop in New York City, as cars appeared plentiful and surge pricing was scarce,” the paper said.
The Post spoke with at least one Uber driver who did not take part in the strike, which drivers strategically planned for the day of Uber’s Initial Public Offering (IPO).
“If it made a difference, I would’ve done it,” the driver reportedly said. “But I don’t know what would change for us, IPO or no IPO.”
Meanwhile, NPR spoke with Rideshare Drivers United, the group in Los Angeles that headed up the strike.
“We ask that the public support drivers in their struggle for fair wages and our Drivers bill of rights,” spokesman Brian Dolber told NPR. “We are calling for community standards that will ensure that Uber and Lyft do not create needless traffic and pollution. By boycotting Uber/Lyft for 24 hours, passengers can show that they stand with RDU in our fight for a rideshare industry that truly serves Angelenos.”
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HIDING OUT: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Vacationed in French Polynesia as Big Tech Platform Banned Trump
Establishment elitist coward.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey vacationed on a private island in French Polynesia when the Big Tech platform permanently suspended President Donald Trump, according to sources within the company this week.
Twitter sources indicate that Dorsey expressed concern and at times opposition to the purge of the President. Dorsey generally remained hesitant to permanently ban President Trump from Twitter, even as authoritarian liberals and the Democratic party establishment made aggressive demands that he engage in censorship of the President.
Dorsey reportedly conferenced into Twitter executive meetings in which hysterical company employees demanding a permanent ban of Trump, citing a raucous protest at the US Capitol and establishment demands for strict censorship of political dissidents. Dorsey continued to provide a token opposition, but ultimately caved to censorship demands following the January 6th protest. Dorsey played coy in a a tweet thread following the ban, seeking to avoid responsibility for the corporate act of political censorship by feigning consternation with the ban.
I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?
— jack (@jack) January 14, 2021
The State Department currently recommends against personal travel to French Polynesia. This didn’t stop Mr. Dorsey, who has presided over a propaganda campaign surrounding various COVID-19 topics, from traveling to the luxury destination to vacation as his platform purged the voice of the American president. The island which Dorsey fled to is reportedly a favorite of the media and entertainment elite, who seek to avoid media and paparazzi.
Dorsey will ultimately go down in history as a childish icon of Big Tech’s arrogance and insolence, styling himself the propaganda leader of Silicon Valley’s monopolies. It’s time to build free speech systems such as Gab, Parler and Minds in order to render the feckless Silicon Valley establishment censor an irrelevance.
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