Uber, Lyft drivers bring Brooklyn Bridge traffic to a crawl in pay protest
Horns were honking and tempers flared.
Traffic over the Brooklyn Bridge heading towards Manhattan slowed to a crawl Monday morning shortly after 9 a.m. as hundreds of New York Uber and Lyft drivers formed a slow-moving caravan to protest a judge’s temporary restraining order blocking a scheduled pay raise.
Many of the cars bore signs calling rideshare company Uber “The Grinch.”
Pay increases scheduled to kick in Dec. 19 were approved by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission to bring livery drivers’ pay up to the equivalent of New York City’s minimum wage after expenses. Uber sued to block the increase, and a restraining order was granted by a Manhattan State Supreme Court judge.