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some uber drivers in the US and U. K. go on strike Wednesday they're protesting what they called low pay I haven't had a day off since January , because I can't afford to have a day off , Los Angeles driver %HESITATION Stephanie St juice is an organizer of the stoppage there in the U. S. action is also planned in New York and San Francisco and Chicago rival lift may also be affected but the timing is most awkward for uber the firm is due to launch its initial public offering on Thursday uber drivers say its success is built on paying them ever less made I think my first year I made seven thousand and this year the less than fifty , and that doesn't that doesn't even cover the expenses of the car , chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi as promised to treat drivers better he's agreed to pay them about three hundred million dollars and a one time bonus , uber also now allows riders to give tips but the company is beating back attempts to make it three drivers like employees it says it's just the platform that brings them together with writers that leaves uber workers without paid sick days or holidays