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Drivers upset after ridesharing companies cut pay

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 21:31:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Rideshare drivers all over California are on strike protesting recent pay cuts by both Uber and Lyft.

A small but vocal group of the drivers gathered at the San Diego airport Monday morning, opting to take part in a statewide protest against the companies they say are taking money out of their pockets.

Recently, Uber announced it would be cutting drivers wage from 80 cents per mile to 60 cents.

Workers say that’s on top of other cuts they’ve dealt with over the years.

Drivers who spoke with 10News say other states like New York require companies to pay a minimum rate of more than $26 per hour.

Uber and Lyft both issued statements after the protest.

Uber said in part, “…we're introducing a new Quest promotion feature, while also changing the per minute, per mile and minimum fare rates. These changes will make rates comparable to where they were in September."

Lyft told 10News: "We are always open to conversations around how we can make Lyft better for drivers, but what we hear from the majority is that this is a flexible option that works for them."