Uber drivers take to NYC streets to demand relief from soaring gas prices – NewzBugs

New York Metropolis Uber drivers on Tuesday caravanned all through the Brooklyn Bridge, as much as the company’s headquarters on Manhattan’s West Facet and once more right down to the World Commerce Heart to demand reduction from hovering gasoline costs.

The nationwide widespread for a gallon of gasoline was $4.24 on Tuesday — an nearly 50% spike in distinction to a 12 months up to now, and 17% elevated than closing month, in response to AAA.

“Earlier than I used to refill my tank for $50. Now it’s $70,” acknowledged protesting hack Wasim Miya. “It’s very onerous for drivers. It’s not even value it to work extra since you are utilizing extra gasoline.”

Protesting for-hire drivers instructed The Publish they’ve given up on help from the city, and hope Uber itself will step up and provide them reduction. They want the company to price New York shoppers a “gasoline surcharge” and to lower the price the company collects from journeys.

Drivers acknowledged Uber and its competitor Lyft have completed little to offset elevated gasoline costs, which they acknowledged are consuming into their bottom line.

“In a normal day once you ebook $200, you are taking $100, right this moment you[‘re] taking $50 or $60 as a result of all the cash goes into shopping for gasoline,” acknowledged Jahon Gir, 40.

Gir and others acknowledged the city could do further, nevertheless has to this point sat on its palms.

“We predict town don’t regulate Uber the best way it’s purported to. Uber is taking an excessive amount of cash from us. They’re charging the passengers loopy cash however it doesn’t come right down to us,” acknowledged driver Joziel Andujar, 37.

“The mayor and the Metropolis Council can do extra. They’re simply taking part in round with the problem. That is no joke for us. It’s hitting us onerous within the pockets.”

The caravan drove over the Brooklyn Bridge, to West twenty eighth Road and once more to Decrease Manhattan with indicators bearing slogans like “Want Cash 4 Fuel!” and “App Staff Deserve a Dwelling Wage.”

hundreds of NYC UBER drivers gathered on Navy and Tillary streets in downtown Brooklyn for the 9AM caravan ride to UBER Headquarters in Manhattan to demand fair pay.
Uber drivers caravanned all through the Brooklyn Bridge, as much as the company’s headquarters on Manhattan’s West Facet and once more right down to the World Commerce Heart.
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View of the prices of gas at the Shell gas station on Friday, March 25, 2022, in New York.  The spike in gasoline prices recently prompted ride-hailing app companies Uber and Lyft to temporarily hit passengers in many cities with a small surcharge to help drivers — who pay for their own fuel. But they declined to apply the surcharge in New York City. ()
The nationwide widespread for a gallon of gasoline was $4.24 on Tuesday.
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NYC UBER drivers rally.
Uber drivers hope Uber will lower the price the company collects from journeys.
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NYC UBER drivers rally.
Fuel costs are 17 % elevated than closing month.
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NYC UBER drivers rally.
Town Taxi and Limousine Fee mentioned in a press release that it’s exploring choices to assist drivers.
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NYC UBER drivers rally.
The caravan had indicators bearing slogans like “Want Cash 4 Fuel!”
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NYC UBER drivers rally.
Uber drivers want the company to price New York shoppers a “gasoline surcharge.”
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Arvi Aitaabou driving since 2007.
Singe posted on drivers window.
Drivers hope Uber itself will step up and provide them reduction.
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“I’ve a spouse and 6 children. Inflation is so excessive. I’m feeling the squeeze,” acknowledged Pedro Acosta, 54. “Our cash goes nowhere due to the gasoline costs. We want some improve.”

The metropolis Taxi and Limousine Fee acknowledged in an announcement that it’s exploring decisions to help drivers.

“TLC is at all times all for methods to assist drivers, particularly on this present difficult setting,” acknowledged TLC Appearing Commissioner Ryan Wanttaja.

“We’re reviewing requires a gasoline surcharge and we stay up for having conversations with drivers and business stakeholders.”

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