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UCLA Labor Center to Release Report Analyzing NYC Uber/Lyft Fares, Commission & Driver Pay


By Emily Jo Wharry

Contact: For NYTWA – Eliza M. Bates,,, 646.285.8491; For UCLA Labor Center – Emily Jo Wharry,, (310) 617-5609

UCLA Labor Center to Release Report Analyzing NYC Uber/Lyft Fares, Commission & Driver Pay

NYTWA & UCLA Researchers to Hold Joint Press Conference on Findings

Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY: On Thursday, February 9 at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT), the New York Taxi Workers Alliance will hold a joint press conference via Zoom with the UCLA Labor Center to share findings from the center’s report analyzing approximately 50 million New York City Uber and Lyft trips. The report findings shed light on passenger fares, commission taken by the companies, and driver pay in light of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s minimum pay rules for app drivers. The report will be released concurrently with the press conference, which comes at the heels of Uber suing to block driver pay increases in New York City and ahead of a third planned strike by Uber drivers.

Who: UCLA Labor Center researchers, Uber drivers who are members of the New York State Taxi Workers Alliance, NYTWA ED Bhairavi Desai

What: Press Conference and Release of Report on NYC Uber & Lyft Fares, Commission & Driver Pay

Where: Via Zoom. Click here to register.

When: 1 PM ET (10 AM PT), Thursday, February 9, 2023


About the New York Taxi Workers Alliance
Founded in 1998, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) is the over 25,000-member strong union of NYC taxicab drivers, representing yellow cab drivers, green car, and black car drivers, including drivers for Uber and Lyft. We fight for justice, rights, respect and dignity for the over 150,000 licensed men and women who often labor 12 hour shifts with little pay and few protections in the city’s mobile sweatshop. Our members come from every community, garage, and neighborhood. To find out more visit, follow us on or like us on

About the UCLA Labor Center
The UCLA Labor Center believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance quality education and employment for all. Every day we bring together workers, students, faculty, and policymakers to address the most critical issues facing working people today. Our research, education, and policy work lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities, and strengthens immigrant rights, especially for students and youth. The UCLA Labor Center is housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the study, teaching, and discussion of labor and employment issues at UCLA.