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Why Los Angeles Drivers should Strike

Discussion in 'Advocacy' started by UberIsAllFubared, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. UberIsAllFubared

    UberIsAllFubared Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    There is one city in the world where Uber can not fail, cause if it does, it will be the end of Uber, and that is Los Angeles. Los Angeles has always been the perfect city for Uber, with its incredible vastness. Its nearly impossible to hail a cab in Los Angeles, and unless you are at the airport or a major hotel, there isn't going to be one around. If you call for one to come to your residence, in most cases, its gonna be 20-30 minutes before they show up, if they show up. And I haven't even gotten into the price difference, and the smelly cabs. Uber can not fail here, cause if it does, it can't be successful anywhere. There really aren't enough drivers to cover Los Angeles to begin with, so if Los Angeles drivers said enough, and started a strike, and were committed to it, I guarantee uber would be forced to change their rate structure for Los Angeles county.
     
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  2. UberIsAllFubared

    UberIsAllFubared Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Actually, the place that we should NOT pickup passangers would be LAX because I think the airport authority has put a cap on the surge at 1.3X. This could have a huge effect on their operation, and they wouldn't be able to draw drivers over who were not boycotting.

    It would never happen, but this is where I would try to make a stand.
     
  3. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    You must be new. Read the other 1,000,000 threads on strike LA. Has never worked. Will never work. Too many ants and too many promotions.
     
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  4. LASAC_BER

    LASAC_BER Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    It must start with solidarity. We need a platform that 90% of drivers have visibility of, and UP could work. What percentage of LA drivers do you think are on this forum, though? Maybe someone could print and place stickers around the city or on our cars to pique interest.
     
  5. phillipzx3

    phillipzx3 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Here's how you take down Uber.
    1. Hire a programmer to create a new app.
    2. Get a few rich folks to invest a few billion so you can hand out free rides to people.
    3. Pay the local city council members more than Uber does, and bribe your way to success.
    4. Keep your rates so low these "cheapskate" passengers won't use anyone else.


    4 easy steps. It's how Uber went after the taxi industry.

    You guys are on acid if you think you can beat Uber at this game. As it is, you won't get your car properly insured, you don't demand real background checks, or a dozen other things that would bring respect to an unbranded taxi driver. You do "rideshare" because your real job pays you crap wages...not because you couldn't get a cab faster than a delivery pizza.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016

  6. hewlett2packard

    hewlett2packard Active Member

    Location:
    Terra firma
    60% of Ubers USA Revenues comes from LA, SF, DC, NY and Chicago.
    Those are the cities that if on strike simultaneously might hobble the beast and inconvenience a nation.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-10-14/the-cities-that-uber-and-lyft-are-changing
     
  7. Trump Economics

    Trump Economics Well-Known Member

    Location:
    US
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Well said. Fuber's con is brilliant. The only way to beat them is to turn off your app for good.
     

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