The protest will coincide with protests in six major cities in the United States.
A BBC report quoted in an earlier version of this article said that Philly Uber drivers will join drivers in other cities for a 12-hour strike. However, a representative of local uber drivers tells Action News which is not the case.
Ali Razak, president of the Philadelphia Limousine Association and member of the Philadelphia Drivers Union, said that participating drivers will rally at Uber Greenlight Hub on Bartram Avenue at noon on May 8.
Participating drivers will not be accepting prices during that time, said razak, but there will be uber drivers accepting fares in the city during that time.
Razak said drivers are protesting against poor working conditions, low wages and public security.
The protest coincides with Uber's first trading day on Wall Street.
When asked for comments on the scheduled protest, a representative of the Uber company pointed out that the driver recognized the reward was distributed in front of the IPO, and programs to help drivers save money on gas, additional ways of making money and educational opportunities.
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