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Would you join a union for drivers only? Such as RDU?

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Uberserge
1286 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Rideshare Drivers United started with a handful of members last year. They were successful in the 24 hour strike/protest in May of 2019. Visit their site to read the driver bill of rights.

https://drivers-united.org/

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    StevenL-NYU
    149 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    Sure. The involvement is voluntary and they do not ask for commitment, so...

    Most in NYC join the IDG even to get more information off of their mailing list.

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    Bigfrank
    440 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    Power Is Unitiy

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    momof4
    8184 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Waiting to see what happens in CA with AB5. Dont like making decisions until I have facts. I get the point of AB5 and yes someone needs to step in. These 2 companies are getting away with doing what they want. I definately dont want to be an employee with set schedule, accepting every ride request they send, etc...  I just want to be pd fairly, transparency, safety issues addressed. They need to come up with something in between an IC & employee.

    What concerns me is Uber and Lyft depends on keeping drivers as IC but yet they do nothing to keep it that way. They sent their emails and a rally but nothing more. They could've prevented all this by increasing drivers rates and treating them better. If paying drivers to be employees kills their ability to be profitable why are they not raising drivers rates? How are they so sure of themselves that this will all go away? I have to ask! Who are they paying off? What do they know that we dont? I guess we will find out next month. Then I have to ask myself, do I stay or do I go? Reminds of the song by the Clash (1982) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Words kinda fit also:)

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    outlandish
    205 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I don't know. I like the idea of it but unions work best when everyone is involved. If it is voluntary then I don't see how it would be very effective. The strike happened but did anything change? No. Does the public give a rats ass about it? Maybe that day they did. Now they forgot, and so did Uber and Lyft. So it wasn't effective the way I see it.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1286 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Strike/protest wasn't for changing anything, it was to get more media coverage, which it did. I was there. However, it solidified the voices on behalf of AB5, it's a bazooka facing U/L.

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        outlandish
        205 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        I hope you are right. Maybe it just needs to happen again and again before people really take notice.

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          Uberserge
          OP 1286 Rider Driver
           1 year ago

          Watch for fireworks at the end of August when the CA Senate passes AB5. Should be interesting.

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    ScottWalsh
     1 year ago

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    actingfool
    83
     1 year ago

    Maybe I just don't get it but what can a union do for IC drivers? I mean there are always more random people who are willing to drive for Uber/Lyft. I just don't see how this would be very successful.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1286 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      As union members won't be IC drivers. Read the driver bill of rights on RDU page.

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    breakingbread
    258 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    As long as I don't have to pay anny membership fees, sure I see why not?