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Looks Like NY is following in CA's footsteps in regards to AB5

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breakingbread
234 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 months ago

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Just as we expected, the world of the gig economy is changing fast.


https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/new-york-labor-groups-eying-benefits-rideshare-drivers-81061

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    Uberserge
    1166 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Wrote about this a month ago for Rideguru. So much for freedom and flexibility. They're proving that they didn't need all the drivers they signed up in the first place. They oversaturated the market with new drivers in order for pax ETA to be short without a thought for utilization rates for the drivers.

    https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/tough-rideshare-regulations-in-nyc-and-british-columbia-leave-lyft-complaining-will-uber-follow-suit

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    momof4
    8105 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    NYC in the 5 boroughs fought for a minimum wage. They got it but now about a year later Lyft & now Uber has put limitations on how many drivers can be on the app. If their isnt enough demand drivers will not all be able to log onto the app. There are a lot of questions who gets to go on, who decides who gets to go on, how long will you have to wait to go on, and the list goes on. So now that flexibility is even less flexible. I hate to say it but drivers shouldve just fought for increase in rates and back to 80/20% or 75/25% split depending when you started. Drivers out in CA had to take it further asking for benefits, sick time, pd time off, etc.   Uber and Lyft will either tie this up in court for years or retaliate. Seens like thats what they are now doing to the NY drivers. May have taken them a year but now drivers flexibility is gone. Whats next. 

    I would love to see an increase in rates for drivers, Uber to use how Lyft uses ratings, deactivation because of false...

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    NYC in the 5 boroughs fought for a minimum wage. They got it but now about a year later Lyft & now Uber has put limitations on how many drivers can be on the app. If their isnt enough demand drivers will not all be able to log onto the app. There are a lot of questions who gets to go on, who decides who gets to go on, how long will you have to wait to go on, and the list goes on. So now that flexibility is even less flexible. I hate to say it but drivers shouldve just fought for increase in rates and back to 80/20% or 75/25% split depending when you started. Drivers out in CA had to take it further asking for benefits, sick time, pd time off, etc.   Uber and Lyft will either tie this up in court for years or retaliate. Seens like thats what they are now doing to the NY drivers. May have taken them a year but now drivers flexibility is gone. Whats next. 

    I would love to see an increase in rates for drivers, Uber to use how Lyft uses ratings, deactivation because of false reports to stop, and be nice if riders had to sign up with valid ID. Dont think this is too much to ask for but Uber & Lyft dont agree:) I dont want to be an employee. Grass isnt always greener on the other side and be careful what you ask/wish for. As much as I hate to admit it Uber & Lyft are not going to do crap for drivers. The more we fight for all these extras the more they will fight back and the more they will retaliate. I drive in Philly and NJ I hope drivers here just deal with it because I dont want AB5 here or whats going on in NY. I can still and am still making more than minimum wage  my hourly pay averages $23/$27 per hour after expenses. There are 2 days per week that I average $30/$35 per hr after expenses. I know a few other drivers averaging the same. Know your market,  know it well. Know when and where to drive, what trips to take and what ones to decline. Know how and what to talk to your riders. Be courteous, respectful, and kind. On any given day most my riders tip 20% or more. I may get 1 or 2 riders per day that dont tip but the rest always do. 


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