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Uber, Lyft Driver Strike

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#Uberdriversmatter #Lyftdriversmatter #Rideshareguy #TimDrives #Uber #Lyft #Strike #Rideshare #TheRidesharehub #Dustinisdriving #Uberguy #TheUberGuy #Ridesharemillionaire #Uberhints #Uberstrike #Uberdriversmatter #Lyftdriversmatter "After enduring nearly two months of reduced wages in the midst of rideshare industry IPOs, the 4,200 members of Rideshare Drivers United- Los Angeles will strike both the Uber and Lyft platforms for 24 hours on Wednesday, May 8, demanding that Uber immediately reverse a recent 25 percent wage, and that both companies guarantee drivers a $28 per hourly minimum rate (or $17 after expenses), as already required in New York City. RDU-LA members will turn off their apps for the entire day throughout the Los Angeles metro area. Members will picket at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) terminals with colorful signs. A rally will be held at noon, where drivers will speak about the impact of withering wages other abuses inflicted by Uber and Lyft as both companies launch their IPOs. “Uber estimates that 15 percent of their revenues come from airport pick-ups” said Karim Bayumi, a Lyft driver who typically works at the airport. “We provide an essential service, but Uber and Lyft investors are only ones reaping the benefits. Our picket and rally will show that rideshare drivers will not be invisible—we demand justice.” Uber and Lyft drivers have faced real challenges this month. On March 11, Uber cut driver compensation in Los Angeles from .80 per mile to .60 per mile. Soon after, Lyft eliminated their multipliers, which allow drivers to earn more than the base rate of .80 per mile. Since the cuts, James Hicks, an Uber driver for three years, says he and his wife “are treading water so that we don’t drown.” The couple were already taking payday loans to afford the $2300 dollars a month for the two-bedroom apartment he shares with his wife. “With Uber’s cuts this month,” Hicks says, “we had to bite the bullet. We moved across the hall into a one bedroom for $1900, which is what our two-bedroom used to cost.” But while Wall Street and Silicon Valley cash in, drivers continue to bear the brunt. “Mayor Eric Garcetti rang the bell for Lyft’s IPO just days after our strike, calling them a socially responsible company,” said Sinakhone Keodara, a Lyft driver who has faced housing insecurity. “But creating an underclass of homeless drivers as collateral damage is anything but responsible. Driving for Lyft pays below minimum wage. We need a minimum per hour rate to compensate for the fact that we sometimes miss out on the bonuses.” In their recent S-1 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lyft says they can only be profitable if drivers are treated as independent contractors, which violates California state law. Similarly, Uber told their investors they expect greater driver dissatisfaction in the coming years. RDU-LA demands major reforms to the industry to make it fair, dignified, and sustainable. Their Drivers Bill of Rights includes a ten percent commission cap, transparency around deactivations, the right for drivers to organize and negotiate with the companies, and community standards around traffic and emissions to ensure that the rideshare industry benefits the cities where it operates." See the full story here... https://drivers-united.org/strike... See full Video

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Waffle House Food Truck

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FBN’s Cheryl Casone on Waffle House’s new food truck it is renting out for private events.... See full Video

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RV Police Chase - Stolen RV

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Police chased a suspected stolen RV in Porter Ranch, Calif., near Los Angeles. wtsp.com ►Subscribe: https://on.wtsp.com/youtube ►Website: https://www.wtsp.com/ ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/10NewsWTSP/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/10NewsWTSP 10News WTSP is the local CBS affiliate for Tampa Bay, Florida. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, and original journalism covering topics that matters most to Floridians. Subscribe for more; videos are updated daily!... See full Video

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Tesla Goes Airborne - Security footage reveals

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A four-door Tesla crossed the steep Little Avenue railway tracks at a high rate of speed Tuesday evening and became airborne before losing control and crashing into the parking lot of Assikinack Public School. Follow the link for the full story. https://tinyurl.com/y8ezeju4... See full Video

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Richard Petty and Bubba! Watch the entire Interview.

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NASCAR.com's Jonathan Merryman sits down with Darrell Wallace Jr. and Richard Petty to talk about their plans to join forces for 2018. For more NASCAR news, check out: http://www.NASCAR.com... See full Video

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Raw video: Greenville dealership shooting

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Car Dealership Shootout: Video released by the Greenville Police shows the shooting at Nissan of Greenville. Two bounty hunters died in the shootout. The man they were looking for was also killed. Read more - https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime...... See full Video

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Last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line

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It's the end of an era. Production stopped on one of the world's most iconic cars. Longtime Volkswagen owner Don Dahler takes a look back at the history of the Beetle. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7Dhik Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XekKA Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XwqMH Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1T8icTO Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1KxYobb Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3dTTe Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qs0aam Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B... See full Video

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Jessi Combs, famed driver, killed trying set new land record

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Jessi Comb: The 39-year-old was trying to go faster than 512 mph – a new land speed record for women – when she crashed; she was widely considered “the fastest woman on four wheels.”... See full Video

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IndyCar 2018 Detroit Pace Car Crashes before Race Starts

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The pace car crashed leaving the pits on the out laps to the 2nd race of the 2018 Indycar race in Detroit... See full Video

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Girl gets her head stuck in a tailpipe

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Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe at Minnesota music festival http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/06... https://www.facebook.com/will.little.... Head to tailpipe: Curious teen gets stuck in truck's EXHAUST pipe during country music festival - before being cited for underage drinking when she is freed http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic... Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe https://www.click2houston.com/enterta... 5-second video propels Litchfield teen to internet fame http://www.crowrivermedia.com/hutchin...... See full Video

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