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Drivers' Last Chance To Opt-out of Binding Arbitration

chi1cabby

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Thanx to @NightRider in thread
https://uberpeople.net/threads/poll-i-will-will-not-pitch-in-towards-ending-uberxploitation-to-the-best-of-my-ability.10943/page-3
we now know that this might be Drivers last chance to Opt-out of Binding Arbitration Clause of Partnership Agreement

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Edit:
This is the New Modifications Clause from Nov 2014 Partnership Agreement
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rlp3o4oylh0zt4n/Partner Agreement November 10 2014.pdf

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Uber's April 2015 Partnership Agreement (For Commercial UberBLACK & UberSUV Drivers Only), also has the Modifications Clause:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvltofyemx3d90c/Transportation Company Agreement April 7 2015-1.pdf?dl=0

This clause was Not Present in the
June 2014 Agreement
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4cdx1omgjvsujp/Rasier Software Sublicense Agreement June 21 2014.pdf
 
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chi1cabby

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Just in case some drivers here don't know about arbitration clauses.

What that means is YOU give up YOUR right to sue in a court.
Any disagreement is settled by an arbitrator PAID FOR by Uber. Who do you think their loyalty will be to, you or the party that pays them.
By Not Opting Out of the Binding Arbitration, Drivers give up the right to seek redress in a Civil Court, Small Claims Court, or join together in Class Action Lawsuits to hold Uber accountable. (Most Attorneys will not take on any individual driver's case against Uber on Contingency, unless they can seek Class Action Lawsuit Status for the case).
 
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chi1cabby

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All New Drivers should opt-out of the Binding Arbitration clause of the Partnership Agreement. There is a 30 days time limit from the time you sign the partnership agreement.

As I understand it, All Old Drivers (even those outside the 48 markets with the new rate cuts), had to agree to the new rate schedule by clicking "I Agree" before they could go online on the Driver App. This automatically resets the 30 days opt-out window.

The opt-out form is available at www.uberlawsuit.com
Or email Uber's General Counsel at optout@uber.com
 

chi1cabby

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All the Drivers'
moaning & groaning,
wailing & complaining,
doesn't amount to anything,
as far as Uber is concerned,
IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT
TO HOLD UBER ACCOUNTABLE
IN A COURT OF LAW!
 

chi1cabby

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what i mean is miss the 3o days deadline, I started driving for uber nov 17 2014.
As I understand it, when Uber rolled out New Rate Cuts on Jan 9th, it made all Uber Drivers, even those outside the 48 markets that saw the rate cuts, click on "I Agree" to the new terms on the Partnership Agreement. This Automatically reset the 30 Day Window to Opt-out.
And by inserting this New Language
to the "Modification" section:

"Unless changes are made to the arbitration provisions herein, you acknowledge and agree that modification of this Agreement does not create a renewed opportunity to opt out of arbitration."
Uber is Attempting to Close the New 30 Days Opt-out Window Loophole.
 

chi1cabby

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sorry but i don't understand, when did i re-signed it? i don't remember, how do i opt-out now?
On or after Jan 9th, If you clicked "I Agree" to the changes in the Partnership Agreement on your Driver App in order to be allowed to login, you re-signed the Partnership Agreement.

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I opted out before my 30th day as an Uber driver.

Does anyone know if I need to opt out again because of the new agreement?
 

chi1cabby

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I opted out before my 30th day as an Uber driver.

Does anyone know if I need to opt out again because of the new agreement?
@chi1cabby should we email that lawyer to make sure this info is correct, that we can indeed opt out if we agreed to the new rates?
Please contact paralegals Elizabeth Lopez or Phil Acevedo, or associate attorneys Ben Weber and Adelaide Pagano. They can be reached at (617) 994-5800.

And please post any info you learn on this thread. I've already texted Elisabeth Lopez about the changes in Partnership Agreement that preclude the Drivers' Right to Opt-out upon additional changes to the Agreement in the future.
 

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