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Eight cities to STRIKE for 12 hrs on May 8th! Will it help? Drivers, What are your thoughts?

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momof4
8198 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 years ago

Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, San Diego, and LA to strike for 12 hrs on Wednesday May 8th I believe during Uber's IPO. I dont think 12hrs is enough. Especially on a Wednesday. Wednesdays are slow. Unless their logic is most drivers would stay off the app that day. A weekend would be better.  I am sure once some drivers see the surge they will be turning their apps on. They are asking for better rates and health insurance. I dont see why they are asking for health insurance we are independent contractors. Increase in rates would be great but I dont want to be an employee. If they paid benefits we would have to be employees.  I dont want to be an employee.  We would be forced to accept every crappy trip out there. They control us enough. Dont need them to control anymore of what we do. Just dont feel 12hrs on a Wednesday will help. I am in Philly I'll take the day off or the 12hrs. Hopefully the short strike gets something done. 

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    While I support this "strike," I think they're going about this wrong.  

    Boycotting service during the slowest day of the week does the least amount of damage, and will hit business riders hardest.  We need the backing of the business community, not to alienate and annoy them.  This should have been planned for a Saturday when it's busy, but has the least amount of impact on businesses.  

    (Just my opinion)

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      momof4
      OP 8198 Rider Driver
       5 years ago

      I agree with you 100%. I assume they are doing it on that day because of Uber's IPO. I havent been able to quite get an answer on anything I've read or posted on.  Many drivers share that opinion that its a bad day. Saturday would definately be a better day. I also think 12 hrs isnt enough. Alrhough some articles say 24 hrs. Some articles say Uber and Lyft, some say Uber only. I know here in Philly its at an Uber Hub. I also disagree with asking for Health Insurance and paid holidays. That is basically asking to be an employee. I dont want to be an employee much rather be my own boss, pick and choose my rides (obviously U and L still have control over that) but we do have somewhat of a choice. I would like to see better driver rates, transparency, 20/25% of the fare going to U & L and 75/80% going to the drivers, something done about the ratings (who & what decides deactivation. Not because a rider makes something up to get a free ride),  safety features for …

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      I agree with you 100%. I assume they are doing it on that day because of Uber's IPO. I havent been able to quite get an answer on anything I've read or posted on.  Many drivers share that opinion that its a bad day. Saturday would definately be a better day. I also think 12 hrs isnt enough. Alrhough some articles say 24 hrs. Some articles say Uber and Lyft, some say Uber only. I know here in Philly its at an Uber Hub. I also disagree with asking for Health Insurance and paid holidays. That is basically asking to be an employee. I dont want to be an employee much rather be my own boss, pick and choose my rides (obviously U and L still have control over that) but we do have somewhat of a choice. I would like to see better driver rates, transparency, 20/25% of the fare going to U & L and 75/80% going to the drivers, something done about the ratings (who & what decides deactivation. Not because a rider makes something up to get a free ride),  safety features for drivers, and the drivers to have some say in what goes on. Maybe a driver panel to be able to have some input when things need improvement. Hell at this point better rates would be a help. 


      I didnt even know about the strike until I seen it on a You Tube video. The group in here in Philly I didnt know existed. They want drivers to strike they need a better way to get it out to drivers. Call the press, news channels, etc.   I hope they've called whatever newspapers are left, tv stations, no press it will not do anything. What about when Uber surges you know as well as I do some drivers are heading out to drive. Although many drivers are part time there are still drivers feeding their families, paying their bills, etc... you cznt blame them if they head out. I think they need more than 8 cities to be effective. As you said "just my opinion". I've done healthcare my whole life. Never had to strike. My opinions could be dead wrong but sime of it seems like common sense. I'll support the strike as I need this for now while in school,  for the drivers that need and like to do this. I like doing it. My health isnt the best and driving isnt hard or strenuous unless of course you get the Wal Mart, gricery store, moving pick ups. I'll mever forget that one. Moving someone out of their apartment with just 6 bags yeah right. They prayed for me the whole ride and promised a big tip in the app. You know how that went:)  I was a newbie never made that mistake again:)

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    momof4
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     5 years ago
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