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Philly Drivers Confront Democrats At Downtown Hotel

Posted on July 26, 2016

Angry Uber and taxi drivers are confronting angry Democrats in the city of brotherly love in the Year of Our Lord, A.D. 2016. (Creative Commons photo)
Angry Uber and taxi drivers are confronting angry Democrats in the city of brotherly love in the Year of Our Lord, A.D. 2016. (Creative Commons photo)
Dozens of Philadelphia taxi and limousine drivers bombarded Democrats as they headed into Uber's Democratic National Convention party Monday night, calling for the ride sharing company to reinstate 17 workers it deactivated from its app and offer better treatment to all its drivers.

The picketers, which included local disability advocates, told those entering an Uber-sponsored party at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Broad and Walnut streets that attending the party was supporting a company that doesn't care about workers' rights – contrary to the Democratic party's platform.

Philadelphia Business Journal article here

Related Topics: driver pay, Pennsylvania operators, philadelphia, TNCs, Uber

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