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Would You Settle With Uber For $0.11 A Mile?

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T-RabitDriven
219 Driver
 Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Uber is offering $0.11 per on-trip mile (i.e. driving customers) as a settlement.

Uber is offering a confidential settlement of 11 cents per on-trip mile to a large group of drivers who did not opt-out of arbitration against Uber as part of the famous O’Connor lawsuit.

The drivers are suing Uber claiming they are actually employees of the company. The drivers base this argument on the fact that Uber exercises vast control over most aspects of driving for them. If you are part of the select group of drivers, you should have been contacted by now. As employees, these drivers would be entitled to recover damages for vehicle and other expenses incurred while driving for Uber.

What Uber Wants In Return

1). Agree to waive future claims against Uber over their employment status and,

2). Agree to not talk about this settlement. Confidentiality.

Would you guys take $0.11 per mile going all the way back to 2013?


https://therideshareguy.com/would-you-settle-with-uber-for-0-11-a-mile/

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    momof4
    8115 Rider Driver
     5 months ago

    If you drove 50,000 miles they would owe you 5,500.00. I would take it. What else you going to do? I would assume these people had a lawyer in a class action suit. Money needs to be given to X amt of drivers plus the law firm needs to be paid. Dont think lawyer would tell drivers to take it if they knew they could get more. I would probably take it but may talk to my personal lawyer to see what their advice is. 

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    rocketman7475
    8
     7 months ago

    Me being a driver for Uber. When I signed up I read every thing they posted on if you don't make the amount they say you can make. Every month then they will pay you the difference. And I haven't seen it yet. Cause I was promised that I could make 2,500 a month and I haven't seen that at all. With all the exspences. So and Uber has made no attempt to pay the difference. I have been with them 3 years. And in one month I have only made 1,300.00 and that's with my exspences taking out. Of that amount. With it added back in to it. I made right at 2,000.00$ so where is the 500.00$ difference for that month. And far as the rest of the months I never seen any where close to that it's been less then 1,400.00 and that's with my exspences added in. So I think if that's what I'm making then all the other drivers are making around about the same as me every month. So Uber needs to do the right thing and pay the drivers more. And pay for at least half the drivers ...

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    Me being a driver for Uber. When I signed up I read every thing they posted on if you don't make the amount they say you can make. Every month then they will pay you the difference. And I haven't seen it yet. Cause I was promised that I could make 2,500 a month and I haven't seen that at all. With all the exspences. So and Uber has made no attempt to pay the difference. I have been with them 3 years. And in one month I have only made 1,300.00 and that's with my exspences taking out. Of that amount. With it added back in to it. I made right at 2,000.00$ so where is the 500.00$ difference for that month. And far as the rest of the months I never seen any where close to that it's been less then 1,400.00 and that's with my exspences added in. So I think if that's what I'm making then all the other drivers are making around about the same as me every month. So Uber needs to do the right thing and pay the drivers more. And pay for at least half the drivers gas for each trip. Paying the drivers additional 5 to 10 percent of the fair and paying for 49 percent of the gas we use. Isn't asking for much. 

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      BGraft89
      614 Rider Driver
       7 months ago

      I too signed up around your time, and I remember their promises.  They had them all over the place, on billboards and magazines.

      There were lots of disclaimers and find prints though.  For one, I think it was only for the first few months, and it had a strict requirements where you had to give x number of rides and work certain number of hours or days or something. (I am pretty sure it was more the # of rides. I was in Boston.)

      I do remember doing the math and talking to my buddies about it.  Basically, if you met the minimum number of rides, you end up making the amount anyways.  There were only special cases and very specific drivers who received the difference, and this happened only if they were faced with too many short rides that didn't pay much for each trip. (think downtown big cities)

      So technically, you can work 24/7 all month, but if you didn't give enough rides or receive enough requests, they didn't have to pay you any extra.

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        DaimsLer
        256
         7 months ago

        Well, Uber had to protect themselves, right? Think these scenarios

        - The driver signs up but only works few hours a day.

        - The driver is out on the road but only in secluded areas where there's no demand.


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      JavierX
      202 Driver
       4 months ago

      That’s ridiculous they promised or even set the expectation of a $2500 month. You can’t hit it after three years. 

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        LandLoverRover
        104
         4 months ago

        I suppose it could be based on locality. Cost of life adjustment as well as how busy the area is for an Uber driver. 

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    Kendrix
    49 Driver
     10 months ago

    Yes. I can use the money. 

    This article compares the $0.11/mile to other figures like IRS and expenses, but this is on top of what we have already been paid.

    It doesn't seem that bad to me. Then again I am not sure what I comparing against.

    I assume many other drivers are feeling the same way. If we don't take this, we may see no money. I wouldn't even know what to do next if I didn't.

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    ulubalta1
    3
     4 months ago  (edited 4 months ago)

    I'm spending $0.15 - 20 per mile on gas. Uber & Lyft need to pay more to the driver without raising the amount they charge the customer! I'm driving sometimes more than 10 miles to pick up a customer their drop off is 2 or 3 miles away. I get paid $3.20 for the entire downtown adventure that may take my 20 - 30 minutes.

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      JavierX
      202 Driver
       4 months ago

      I take it the long distance pickup fee hasn’t been implemented in your market, huh. This is the exact problem that is supposed to be addressed. 

      Many driver communities are arguing they start getting paid immediately after they accept the trip for all the distance and time driven. This means also the distance and time to go grab the customer. This seems fair to me but Uber doesn’t want to hear it. 

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    SidA-1
    29 Driver
     10 months ago

    I haven't heard anything. Shouldn't everyone be contacted? I've been driving for years

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    UberBlackenedZ
    32
     10 months ago

    What is this all about?

    As part of their settlement they promised to “make a favorite driver” option for passengers. They complied maliciously by burying that “favorite driver” option deep in the Lyft app and making it so a random driver won a crummy gift card every week.

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    JonHogan
    84 Driver
     10 months ago

    Wow, that's a lot of miles. It's definitely 10s of thousands for me.  A few hundred thousands return? I'd take it.

    I mean, if I don't, then what? It's not like they'd treat me like an employee back to 2013. Even if they did, why would I want that?

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    BGraft89
    614 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    I am completely ignorant about this. I mean I am aware of the employee vs. contractor thing. Does this settlement mean that every driver moving forward will be an employee?

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    285 Driver Driver
     10 months ago

    They are doing a horrible job on #2, if these posts are being shared.