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Uber, Lyft drivers hold wage protest, pack LAX

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    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 05:23PM

    Large crowds of local rideshare drivers held a demonstration over low wages at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, impacting traffic for travelers at the Central Terminal Area.

    Protesters at the rally, which was organized by Uber and Lyft drivers, said they were holding the demonstration to speak out about their pay being less than minimum wage, which is twice as low as drivers in other big cities such as New York and San Francisco. Many of the people took time away from the steering wheel to send a message to ride sharing companies.

    "All we want is an increase in our wages so we can make a decent living," said one protester.

    The drivers are asking the Lyft and Uber to raise their salary to $1.91 per mile. That's roughly $1 or more than what they're getting now. Signs held up by protesters slammed the ride-sharing giants of taking up to 50 percent commission...

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