Richard Wallace, a Movement for Black Lives leader, says his organization supports unions because they provide a pathway to more competitive wages and benefit for Black workers.
Uber UBER Lyft LYFT anddid not immediately respond to requests for comment about the Strike for Black Lives.
The companies have issued public statements showing support for black police brutality victims or the Black Lives Matter movement while starting programs to benefit Black Americans in recent weeks.
If we had union rights, we’d be able to negotiate that so that we have insurance from the day we start.”
A spokesperson for Athena said the organization is considering participating in the Strike for Black Lives as well.