NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some Uber drivers could be going on strike Monday in protest of fare cuts put in place by the company.
Organizers are calling on drivers to picket outside Uber’s headquarters in Queens.
Uber cut its fares by 15 percent last week, saying the fare reduction would mean more business for drivers.
The base fare on UberX dropped from $3 to $2.55, with the per mile rate going from $2.15 to $1.75. UberXL saw drops of similar levels.
Josh Mohrer, Uber New York general manager, told 1010 WINS the cuts make “Uber cheaper than a taxi and more affordable for residents all over the city.”
The ride-share company told CBS2 that drivers have seen a 20 percent increase in hourly earnings since the fare cut.