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turn off your uber and lift absence strike against companies exploiting drivers that was the message in several cities around the world Wednesday where protests were held ahead of uber stock market listing this week but turnout was weak in New York London and in overs hometown , here in San Francisco in front of the , orders where about hundred drivers with have gathered to protest the company this might right that's been called asking drivers to turn off their over and lift up it took me three minutes to hail in Hoover driver who brought me here today when I asked him why he wasn't striking my driver told me he hadn't heard about it but he wasn't turning office app after I told him either and that's the challenge there are three million over drivers around the world and many of them Dr part time , Rebecca stack Martinez he's a driver activist in San Francisco we definitely have you some unique challenges in as gig workers on in organizing for example as Roger drivers were isolated by nature there's no directory out there of who's driving how many drivers how we can reach them right and so we have to be really creative about how we get %HESITATION get to drivers and get them involved in the movement still she said the global straight call today was a success to get the message out and indeed at the uber headquarters the media turn out was impressive Hoover has continuously beating back attempts to make a tree drivers as employees arguing that its main business is a platform that brings riders and drivers together and the money losing company is under pressure to cut costs something this driver has noticed a lot , shares will be priced on Thursday with trading beginning an uber shares Friday