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Austin #SlowDown (Feb 13 & Feb 14)

Discussion in 'Austin' started by Ziggy, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    Austin #SlowDown on Feb 13 (Sat) - Feb 14 (Sun) due to fare cuts.

    So far, we have firm commitments from 40 full-time drivers to #SlowDown ... we'll probably need at least 100 drivers to make an impact. We've selected the Feb 13-14 weekend due to Valentine's Day & President's Day holiday weekend ... considering the heartfelt "screw the drivers" message we got from Uber 2 weeks ago. There is no impact unless we all take a stand and we hold firm and not be tempted by lame surges.

    If you're interested in participating in Austin #SlowDown ... send me a PM and I'll get you in touch with the #SlowDown steering committee.

    Slowdown definition: an occasion when employees work more slowly and with less effort than usual in order to try to persuade an employer to agree to higher pay or better working conditions.
     
  2. BobbyATX

    BobbyATX

    Location:
    ATX
    My wife already told me I can't work so I'm in :)
     
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  3. Jared Wallace

    Jared Wallace

    Location:
    Austin
    I'm down. (of course I won't be taking any Uber at all for the foreseeable future as well lol)
     
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  4. ATXFALCON

    ATXFALCON

    Location:
    Austin TX
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Started Uber 7-14 been full time lyft for over a year. I quit this week with the Lyft cuts. Not doing XL or plus for 50 cents less either. I got a text from lyft today about their reasoning for screwing us drivers, and how now prime time is no longer capped (even though you don't know what your picking up now). I text back tell John at Lyft "I quit!" it bounced back as messenger not working haha. We should show up at the council meeting with big signs about how uber / lyft don't care about the drivers pax. Glad I didn't collect signatures! But i'll tell you i'm enjoying doing other things, and not dealing with the scumbag pax.
     
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  5. strongarm

    strongarm

    Location:
    Austin
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I'm driving until I get hired back at old job. Delivering pizzas ha did math last night I'll make about the same as far as mileage reimbursement plus I'd be getting w2 and insurance. I probably won't have to wait 2 hours for someone to order pizza. Havn't driven for Uber in 2 days got an email begging me back. My registration went out so they kicked me. I might see how long Lyft lets me go on driving.
     
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  6. Jay Dean

    Jay Dean

    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    The new app is so hideous I deleted it right away, so the slowdown is def in effect!
     
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  7. ATXFALCON

    ATXFALCON

    Location:
    Austin TX
    Driving:
    Lyft
    NP here. I quit! Go bag groceries, no wear on your car, over head, taxes, and you'd get treated with more respect
     
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  8. Stratos

    Stratos

    Location:
    Austin
    Driving:
    UberX
    I've been doing slow down sense Dec. Didn't you all get the memo ;)
     
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  9. Nate R

    Nate R

    Location:
    Texas
    I'm all in!
     
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  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    Here's the official poster (http://qpn.me/u/poster) for Austin #SlowDown on Feb 13-14 ... please make other drivers aware of the Feb 13-14 SlowDown.
    Become a fan of the official facebook page for Uber Austin #SlowDown (http://qpn.me/u/fbslow).

    Driver should stay offline as much as possible on Feb 13-14 ... spend it with your family, friends or dogs
    If you must work ... Do not take any non-surge trips during the #SlowDown

    Hopefully, #SlowDown will prompt Uber to restore X back to Taxi Fares. If not, our PAC will rollout the #StopWork activities
    *while we can't legally "Strike" since we're not employees, there is nothing that requires us to work ... as long as we take 1 trip a month to stay active. Hopefully, between the #UberSuperBowlStrike & Austin #SlowDown ... Uber will reverse the latest round of pay cuts, otherwise we'll rollout #StopWork
    *note: Ziggy is not on the #SlowDown steering committee ... but Ziggy strongly supports #SlowDown & #UberSuperBowlStrike
     
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  11. Nate R

    Nate R

    Location:
    Texas
    I like it Ziggy!
     
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  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
  13. Tx rides

    Tx rides

    Location:
    Austin
    If you're going to drive non-profit, make it count! Drive a vet and his/her date for free!
     
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  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    As a vet myself, I always give fellow vets free or at least highly discounted rides. Even tried to give a 2-star general a free ride one day ... he, in turn, gave me a $50 tip.
     
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  15. Tx rides

    Tx rides

    Location:
    Austin
    There are a lot of old geezer vets out there who should not be driving (ahem...my Daddy being one of them!!) we love to repay them for their service, AND help keep them alive another day :)
     
  16. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    Yep ... I'll be an old geezer vet someday ... but not for a long while ;)
     
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  17. Tx rides

    Tx rides

    Location:
    Austin
    When it happens, I hope some young whipper snapper drives you to Denny's from time to time!!!:D
     
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  18. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    I should be covered for a bit ... since my girlfriend is 20 years younger than me; so as long as I keep her happy, I'll have someone to drive me around for a while ... if she doesn't drive me crazy first ... lol
     
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  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Location:
    Texas
    Just got interviewed by http://austininno.streetwise.co/ regarding Austin Uber #SlowDown ... they are going to publish an article about the slowdown later this week. Anyone else interested in speaking to the reporter, let me know.
     
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  20. Nate R

    Nate R

    Location:
    Texas
    Should let ATX 22ATX 22 say a few words. He does so quiet eloquently.
     
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