Rideshare drivers set to go on strike tomorrow

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If you rely on Uber or Lyft to get around, you may be without a ride on Wednesday as drivers in many major cities, including San Francisco, go on strike.

Many drivers will not be taking any passengers between noon and midnight local time. 

Rideshare driver are upset with Uber, saying the company doesn’t pay them enough and needs to improve work conditions, including how long they can drive. 

The strike will happen one day before the Uber issues its initial public offering, which could generate billions of dollars for the company. 

A rally with rideshare drivers is slated for noon on Wednesday outside the Uber headquarters in San Francisco on Market Street. 

Some Lyft drivers are expected to join the rally as well — in hopes of securing better pay, benefits and support system. 

Some San Francisco rideshare drivers told KRON they will be driving on Wednesday for Uber in hopes of earning some extra cash while others are striking. 

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