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Lyft/Juno Lawsuit Update on Judge’s Decision & NYTWA Statement

"Drivers are at a breaking point. Maybe it's time for us to start talking about going on strike."

Today, New York State Supreme Court Judge responded to Juno and Lyft's lawsuits against the new app driver pay rule that was scheduled to go into effect this Friday, February 1, 2019, ruling that the companies will have to put money into escrow that would have gone to drivers from minimum pay standard. The next hearing is scheduled for March 18. In the meantime, drivers will not see the raise they were due. 

NYTWA Executive Director Bhairavi Desai (she/her) released the following statement: 

"Drivers aren't getting the raise we were promised to lift us out of poverty. And the state wants to add a new congestion surcharge on our fares. Eight professional drivers have committed suicide in New York City in little over a year.  Meanwhile, driver incomes continue to plummet due to the greed of these titans of the gig economy. 

"Now, Lyft and Juno are turning to the same courts that they bar their drivers from accessing through forced arbitration to fight against paying minimum wage. 

"Drivers are at a breaking point. Maybe it's time for us to start talking about going on strike."

We are also continuing to mobilize in our Congestion Pricing fight! Tomorrow, don’t forget to pack the court room as the state judge hears the case on the $2.50 fee!

State Court Hearing on Congestion Pricing
TOMORROW Thursday, January 31st
9:00am
80 Centre St

NYTWA Statement on Congestion Pricing Surcharge Lawsuit

Read NYTWA Statement on Lyft & Juno Filing Suit to Block NYC Minimum Pay Rule for App Drivers

Read NYTWA Statement on Lyft & Juno Filing Suit to Block NYC Minimum Pay Rule for App Drivers