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AM New York reports Uber, Lyft responses to Trump protest at JFK airport slammed by taxi union

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Jan 31, 2017

The yellow cab and ride-hail industries never exactly got along, but protests of Trump’s refugee ban have managed to expand the divide.

Capitalizing the virility of the hashtag #DeleteUber, the union representing thousands of taxi drivers lashed out at both Uber and Lyft on Monday for failing to acknowledge an hourlong driver strike the union ordered Saturday in response to President Donald Trump’s refugee ban.

“Make no mistake, the corporations leading the gig economy and the sharing economy will never be a part of the resistance,” the union, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said in a statement issued Monday. “Backed by billions of dollars in Wall Street funding, these companies, including Uber and Lyft, are upending labor standards for which workers have spent centuries fighting.”

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