Rideshare Strike Alert

Various Locations

Updated on 7 May 2019


The Situation:

On May 10, Uber is scheduled to go public. As a result, Uber and Lyft workers have called for a strike on May 8.


The drivers have planned to stop driving for two hours from 07:00 in the morning and again in the middle of the rush hour.


In the United States, the strike will be followed in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Ohio, Dayton, Seattle, Washington DC, Minneapolis or San Francisco. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom there will be a strike in cities such as London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow.


The paralysis at international level will include other countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Canada , Australia, and France,


Possible Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations in major cities

  • Traffic delays and possibly blocked roads due to demonstrations

  • Lack of rideshare services, especially Uber and Lyft


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Avoid travel through major cities if possible, instead using bypasses

  • Monitor local media and news for updates

  • Arrange for alternate transportation if Uber or Lyft are typically used



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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