A San Francisco police officer watches as an Uber driver rolls down Market Street on Monday afternoon in protest of the ride-hail company’s recent fare cuts. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A San Francisco police officer watches as an Uber driver rolls down Market Street on Monday afternoon in protest of the ride-hail company’s recent fare cuts. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Uber drivers protest slashed fares

Dozens of Uber drivers on Monday leaned on their horns, repeatedly honking from Candlestick Park all the way to the front door of Uber’s headquarters at 1455 Market St. in San Francisco.

The drivers were protesting recent fare cuts they say make it impossible to earn a living wage, and future fare cuts that may reach as low as 50 cents per mile. Uber has denied those claims publicly.

Fliers on social media also claim Uber drivers may try to “strike” from the Super Bowl, attempting to tarnish Uber’s exclusive agreement for Super Bowl taxi-services.

“Did you know Uber drivers make less than minimum wage?” the flyer warns, “Drivers take superbowl [sic] sunday OFF, Don’t log on & spread the word.”

Below, an Uber driver explains the protest while standing at the San Francisco Airport.

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