These New York taxi drivers say they are fed up.
They say they are working over 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and struggling to meet overhead in an increasingly competitive market.
Sixty-two-year old Lal Singh has been a cabbie for almost three decades.
He bought his taxi medallion - a permit to operate a taxi in New York - for $225,000 dollars in 2000, seeing it as a solid investment.
SOUNDBITE: LAL SINGH, MEDALLION OWNER AND TAXI DRIVER, SAYING (English)
"When I will be finished paying, I can relax. End of my time when I can get retired, none of my kids will be using the taxi, and I can sell it. This will be my retirement."
And this was a viable thought as a medallion at its peak sold for over a million dollars.
But everything changed when ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft came into play about five years ago.
Singh, who borrowed over $300,000 dollars against his medallion says he is overwhelmed.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) LAL SINGH, MEDALLION OWNER AND TAXI DRIVER, SAYING:
"No vacation believe me next five years unless it is end of my life. I have to pay off the bills. So then I don't know maybe one day I have to do suicide. You know listen I'm a human being. I can be fed up. What am I living for. We're driving 12, 13, 14 hours."
While the number of yellow and green taxis are capped at around 14,000, there are over 100,000 app-based cars on New York roads according to the city, which Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance says is unacceptable.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BHAIRAVI DESAI, NEW YORK TAXI WORKERS ALLIANCE (NYTWA) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAYING:
"There needs to be a cap on the number of vehicles. There needs to be a wage floor on the rates that the companies used to charge the passengers, because the fare is the only way that drivers can earn income for themselves."
And change might be coming, slowly.
Hours before this rally city officials introduced a bill that would require app-based drivers to pay a $2,000 dollar annual fee.
Uber said the proposed bill is "a cynical attempt to force drivers out of the industry" while Lyft said it is "in ongoing conversations to find solutions to complex challenges in New York."
Currently Uber and Lyft drivers have no special requirements for operating in the city and outnumber taxi drivers by more than four-to-one, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission.