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Here’s why rideshare drivers caravanned through Boston in protest

Massachusetts rideshare and food delivery drivers caravanned through the streets of Boston Wednesday afternoon, calling on lawmakers to take action and force app companies to give drivers fair wages and benefits.

 

According to a news release from the Massachusetts Independent Drivers Guild, a coalition of rideshare and delivery drivers responsible for organizing the protest, the drivers honked and chanted as they drove from Allston to the State House with signs on their cars that said things like “Uber profits, drivers suffer!”

 

“Legislative action must be taken to improve the lives and working conditions of rideshare and delivery workers,” the release said.

 

This month, Uber announced a record revenue of $8.1 billion for the second fiscal quarter of 2022, beating estimates by almost $1 billion. Meanwhile, the release said, the company’s drivers are facing poverty.

 

Full story at Boston.com