After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance called on taxi drivers to protest Trump’s Muslim ban by avoiding John F. Kennedy International Airport for one hour, Uber turned off surge pricing. That didn’t go down well, reports the Guardian.
Scores of people are deleting Uber after the company serviced rides at JFK airport while taxis were striking against muslim ban #deleteuber pic.twitter.com/D8cJMlxOxQ
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) January 29, 2017
After the #deleteuber hashtag spread like wildfire, Uber attempted damage control, apologizing for the “confusion” and saying it did not intend to break the taxi strike.