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By KAILA DUNN, age 12

In January and February, Uber and taxi drivers in Nairobi, London and NYC protested wages. Uber, an app-based car service, lowered fares by 15 percent, causing drivers’ earnings to go down. Uber argues that lower prices will attract more passengers. With no say in the price cut, Uber’s drivers disagree since this means they would have to work longer hours to make the same earnings. Yellow-cab and private taxi drivers are also protesting, due to the competition of Uber’s low fare. They feel that Uber is taking over the car service industry.