FLORIDA: Uber/Lyft Predatory Minute & Mile Pricing Violates Antitrust Laws

King Brown

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After much research, I've found that the complaints drivers have with UberX & Lyft boils down to Predatory Pricing violating Anti-Trust Laws. They take 20-25% from drivers and booking fees from customers but compete for customers lowering our mile & minute rates when they don't own any vehicles. They are not entitled to lower rates because it belongs to the vehicle operational, depreciation and replacement costs in addition to the drivers time and personal expenses. They are forcing drivers to work below the operating costs of doing business meaning our costs should be more than $1.50/mile, to be profitable, when they are selling it for less than $1.00/mile when combining the mile and minute rates after ending the trip. This is a breach of their contract (Section 4.2 pg. 7 Changes to Fare Calculation) as they don't own the vehicles. They executed their contract in Bad Faith because either they don't know how the Transportation Industry operates or are taking advantage of drivers who don't know how to work as Independent Contractors "Responsible for our own expenses". This can make their Arbitration Agreement "not enforceable" for class action lawsuits. (Section 15.3 viii – Pages 15-21)

"Changes to Fare Calculation: Company reserves the right to change the Fare Calculation at any time in Company’s discretion based upon local market factors, and Company will provide you with notice in the event of changes to the base fare, per mile, and/or per minute amounts that would result in a change in the recommended Fare. Continued use of the Uber Services after any such change in the Fare Calculation shall constitute your consent to such change."

I've created a petition to Rick Scott and the Florida State Senators and House of Representative with more details but need you help. All our problems can be eliminated if they raise the fares and compete for customer from their commissions and booking fees.

https://www.change.org/p/rick-scott-florida-uber-lyft-predatory-minute-mile-pricing-violates-antitrust-laws-c20d944c-adab-4151-b192-bb84b7af03ba?recruiter=529618226&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_content=nafta_copylink_message_1:control.

The petition also covers false & misleading claims not related to transportation along with abusive practices proving they don't know how the transportation industry works or taking advantage of drivers who don't know how to work in transportation. Either way shows they are operating in bad faith which can make their arbitration agreement not enforceable. The topics covered are:

1. COST OF DOING BUSINESS:
a. Standard Rates:
b. UberPool & LyftLine:
2. EXCESSIVE MILES:
3. WORK SCHEDULE:
4. FALSE ADVERTISING:
a. Hourly Guarantees:
b. Dynamic Pricing:
c. UberPool Earnings:
d. Misleading Ads:
5. NEW VEHICLES:
a. Cash Vehicle:
b. Used Vehicle Financing:
c. New Vehicle - 36mo Financing:
d. New Vehicle - 60-75mo Financing:
6. RENTALS/LEASING:
7. RIDESHARE INSURANCE:
8. MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES:

I work in Miami but posting in all Florida cities as this is a state-wide issue. Please read the Miami thread before posting any doubtful remarks as it may already be answered. Feel free to copy, modify and create your own petition in other states if applicable. All Uber & Lyft issues are rooted in the low fares so try to keep the focus on it as independent contractors and not employees.
 

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