ROONEY: Uber and Lyft strikers are missing the point

TRENTON, N.J. – An underwhelming “strike” by Uber and Lyft drivers demanding higher wages fizzled in cities across the nation this week.

Save Jersey Founder and Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney returned to Chasing News this Wednesday to weigh in on the controversy and its economic dimensions. Specifically, Rooney noted that the employment models of both companies are designed to serve part-time and supplemental income drivers. 

“If you’re working in a job, and you can’t make enough money at that job, then you go and find another job,” Rooney told host Bill Spadea. “That’s how the free market works, and there’s a reason why this business model has not only worked for consumers – something like 80% of the drivers are part-time, and that comports with my experience.”

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