The Coronavirus pandemic has altered virtually every industry in some way – whether those changes be small or big, everyone is feeling the effects of the virus and the ensuing guidelines that industries now have to follow. With that said, one thing has remained consistent since before the pandemic – LAX is still run horribly and the experiences of Uber and Lyft drivers prove it.
In addition to the dreadful policies that LAX has towards ride-sharing companies, where rules and guidelines are instituted on a whim and things are purposefully designed to be as inefficient as possible, drivers are now advocating for better conditions “stop cheating drivers out of basic workplace protections and drop a ballot measure designed to buy the companies’ way out of following California law.”
According to Patch.com, “Drivers met up at 10 a.m. at the departures deck at LAX then started the car caravan at 11 a.m. from 10158 S. Concourse Way and along Century Boulevard.
With the COVID-19 crisis, drivers are facing severe economic hardship. For far too many of us, a $300 expense could mean having to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table or paying fines to avoid having our accounts deactivated,” Mike Robinson, a Mobile Workers Alliance leader and Lyft driver in Los Angeles, said in a news release.”
It remains to be seen if ridesharing drivers’ conditions will be improved as a result of the caravan.
California seems to be doing everything in their power to destroy this industry, and municipalities are going in the fun.