Uber and Lyft drivers picket at San Diego International Airport during a 24-hour strike in an effort to demand better pay and treatment from the tech giants on May 7. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Uber and Lyft drivers picket at San Diego International Airport during a 24-hour strike in an effort to demand better pay and treatment from the tech giants on May 7. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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