Travelers flying in or out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport this Sunday should be prepared to make alternative plans when it comes to ground transportation.
The New York Taxis Workers Alliance (NYTWA), which includes yellow cab, green car, black car, livery and app-dispatched drivers, announced plans for the strike this week. According to the NYTWA, the strike is due to low wages and other working conditions associated with Uber and Lyft.
The NYTWA is specifically protesting a recent restraining order issued by a judge after Uber sued the Taxis and Limousine Commission to block a 7.8% per minute drive pay increase.
“Uber made $8.6 Billion from Oct 1st to Dec 31st, 2022 but sued to stop our raise in NYC! Uber and Lyft are charging riders 50% more and still taking more commission from us. Meanwhile, Uber & Lyft continue to deactivate drivers with no notice, reason, or appeal,”
The plan is for Uber and Lyft drivers to refuse to accept fares at LaGuardia Airport from noon through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 26. It will be the third strike by NYTWA to protest Uber blocking the pay raises.