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Uber Strike?

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dracomalfoy
203 Driver
 Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Was sent this on twitter today. Anyone else? When will drivers learn that these strikes will never work?

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    RMaddox
    109 Rider
     4 years ago

    I know this is the nature of a strike, but it's hard to say no to money.  

    It's also hard to destroy the metrics that we have been working hard to keep up.

    Good news though?  Declining only hurts the Acceptance Rate, and that one rolls over in 8 days, right?  This note (a flyer?) should mention that. 

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    I'm doing it.  (Really)

    Someone needs to stand up and make it known to the general public what Uber (and Lyft) are doing to their drivers.  Both companies rely on network reliability, and declining rides is a good way to make a statement that Uber understands.  If you do nothing, your pay will continue to decline.  More corners will be cut, and the reputation of drivers will be tarnished. 

    It can work, but we need more people to stand up and participate. 

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      jeffrey1987
      75 Driver
       4 years ago

      Wait, do you think a significant number of drivers are really going to do it?

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        RedANT
        1072 Rider Driver
         4 years ago

        Not sure how many will participate, but how many need to participate before others will follow suit?  It only took the public complaints from a few female Uber employees to get corporate to make changes.  With the proper planning and coverage, this can happen for us too, especially because Uber is trying so hard to improve their public image.   

        It doesn't hurt to participate, but it will hurt if nobody stands up and we all keep getting screwed. 

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          Denver28
          47 Rider
           4 years ago

          I wonder how we measure this.  LIke, how do we tell how many participated?  I guess that's what the screenshots are for, but that doesn't mean they did it all week.

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    dracomalfoy
    OP 203 Driver
     4 years ago

    Oh, and they also sent me this text message:

    Hello dear Rider: I’m so sorry to CANCEL this TRIP but I’m on a GIG STRIKE basically because Riders and Drivers are getting screwed by Ride-Share Companies like Uber&Lyft by using Upfront Fares to charge more to customer like YOU while lowering Drivers earnings like ME. If you feel like the SERVICE we provide is getting WORSE is because that and other issues that maybe you know about. Please help us (and you) to claim for a better service and call, text, twit or email Uber and Lyft demanding your and our rights to have a BETTER RIDE-SHARE SERVICE. If you want to know more about our demands go to

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    luis.martin.espinosa
    3
     4 years ago

    #UberWeekStrike

    Demanding:

    - Higher mile and minute rates, unless 25%

    - Pool=UberX

    - Service Fee 25%*Upfront Fare or per Mile/Time Rate, that is better for Driver. 

    - Better treatment for experienced drivers. 

    - Encourage Tip More

    - Better Background Checks

    - Minor policy 13-17

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    joeyj
    423 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Umm, yeah, not gonna happen. Sorry. I need the money and this "strike" won't work anyways unless you get literally every driver to participate.

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      RedANT
      1072 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      How many accusations of sexual harassment did it take before management started making changes to the "bro culture" at Uber?  People were outraged over how a handful of employees were treated, and Uber made changes to improve their image.  Uber has since suffered other reputation challenges, and is desperately trying to change their image through aggressive advertising campaigns.  (Have you seen the TV commercials with Dara in it?)  Right now image is extremely important, because if Uber is going to pull off a successful IPO in 2019, they need to change their ublic image and convince the public to think positively of them.  This is the perfect time, and one of the few opportunities that we may have to force Ubers hand.  Last time we saw their BS "180 days of change."  We can force more if they're desperate enough. 

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        cheesehead
        524 Rider Driver
         4 years ago

        This is a good point. Uber is vulnerable right now, in the leadup to their IPO.