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Rideshare Drivers Across Florida To Launch Drivers Guild & Historic Fight For Rights

Florida Uber & Lyft Drivers To Hold Work Stoppage, Airport Rallies in Orlando, Miami and Tampa on Friday.

Orlando, FL – Uber and Lyft Drivers across Florida are coming together this Friday April 28th to launch the Florida Chapter of the Independent Drivers Guild . With simultaneous rallies at airports in Orlando, Miami and Tampa, Florida rideshare drivers are uniting in an historic statewide effort to win higher wages, an end to unfair app company deactivations and a union for Uber & Lyft Drivers. All rideshare drivers are welcome to join the rallies or sign up to learn more at SomosIDG.org


 ✓ Higher Wages
 ✓ An End to Unfair Deactivations 
 ✓ A Union for Uber & Lyft Drivers

WHEN: Friday, April 28th at Noon

Drivers will begin to gather at 11 AM
Rallies will begin between 11:30 AM and Noon

WHERE: Florida Rideshare Airport Staging Lots

Airport Staging Lot, 7098 Shadowridge Dr, Orlando, FL 32812
Map link: t.ly/bZ1M

Airport Rideshare Staging Lot
Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/25%C2%B047’36.8%22N+80%C2%B016’02.0%22W/@25.7935653,-80.2694198,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d25.7935653!4d-80.2672311?hl=es-US

Lyft Staging Area
Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lyft+Staging+Area/@27.9624284,-82.5250503,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x88c2c2519b206113:0xbdeb06c6f9ea4208!8m2!3d27.9624284!4d-82.5250503!16s%2Fg%2F11gdvn4cmj?hl=en-US

“Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have organized with the Independent Drivers Guild to win raises in pay and improvements for drivers. Now, we are launching the Florida Drivers Guild to empower drivers in the sunshine state,” said rideshare driver Engels Josue Nolasco of Kissimmee, FL. “Drivers can sign up to learn more at SomosIDG.org.”

The Independent Drivers Guild is the nation’s largest rideshare driver advocacy group that represents and advocates for more than 250,000 drivers across NY, NJ, CT, MA and IL. The Guild’s organizing has secured landmark victories that put billions of dollars in the pockets of drivers, including requiring a tipping option in the Uber app and winning the nation’s first livable minimum wage for rideshare drivers in New York City. The Drivers Guild is a non-profit worker center affiliated with the Machinists Union, an AFL-CIO member union which has represented for-hire vehicle drivers for more than twenty years.

“Floridians depend on Uber and Lyft drivers to get around, but what they may not know is that the rideshare drivers have no voice with the app companies. As gas prices and other expenses have skyrocketed in Florida, pay has not kept up and drivers are struggling just to break even. Uber and Lyft need to start listening to Florida’s rideshare drivers and that’s why we’re standing with Florida drivers to launch the Florida chapter of the Drivers Guild,” said Brendan Sexton, national president of the Independent Drivers Guild.

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