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Uber drivers in NYC protest company's fare cut

NEW YORK - Some Uber drivers in New York City say they are going on strike to protest the company's decision to cut fares in the city by 15 percent.

A group of several hundred drivers rallied Monday at an Uber office in Queens to complain about the fare reduction.

They say the rate cut will mean less money in their pockets.

It wasn't clear, though, how many drivers would heed the call for a shutdown.

Uber says its data shows that the fare reductions are actually helping drivers earn more money by drumming up business.

Uber drivers aren't unionized in New York.

The drivers behind the work stoppage were trying to get the word out to colleagues with fliers and social media.

Uber announced the price reduction Friday.

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