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HEY UBER DRIVERS! - WHY NOT A NATIONAL CONVENTION?

Discussion in 'Advocacy' started by Ms.Doe, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Ms.Doe

    Ms.Doe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I wonder what would happen if Uber Drivers came together and formed a National Drivers Association?

    Hmmmmmmm?
     
  2. Freebyrdie

    Freebyrdie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    It's a nice thought except I think the drivers would continue to bicker, fight and blame each other for everything like they do on these forums most of the time.
     
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  3. The Mollusk

    The Mollusk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    That's a fantastic idea. Make it happen. People don't argue with each other nearly as much when they know each other.
     
  4. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    Why not force Uber To add A driver app button: Sue us (Uber) direct: in 5 minutes or Less! Call it : SUE/UX $.
     
  5. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    United Communist Drivers Union against Uber greed!
     

  6. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    Hail to the Drivers
    Out the Travis Uberites
    Drivers will roll past the former talking heads of greed.
     
  7. albertphx

    albertphx Member

    Location:
    phoenix
    An driver association or union of any sort ,if it can be done would be give us an huge leverage in any sort of
    negotiations ! The driver's themselves are really the company and the ones that make them money, not the app.
    With no drivers, that app is worthless.
    I understand they are valued at 50+ billion, but its kinda funny cause that value is wholly dependent on drivers
    not being able to organize themselves into an union. If we are able to do it, that value will come crashing down.
     
  8. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    all in favor : I
     
  9. ivanandco

    ivanandco Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
  10. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    One I, no nays, the eyes have it.
     
  11. ivanandco

    ivanandco Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Drivers of the world, unite!!! :)
     
  12. OC Lady Uber Driver

    OC Lady Uber Driver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC/LA
    A Driver's Bill of Rights, we need.
     
  13. dumbdriver

    dumbdriver Active Member

    Location:
    stlouis
    Driving:
    UberX
    we, the United drivers of America, declare these miles placed On Our cars , to be self-evident that there shall be no singular for-profit greed entity allowed to rip us off anymore! power to the people. All in Favor...?
    YEA....?
    All opposes( go work for Uber
     
  14. oregonuberduber

    oregonuberduber Member

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    Salem Oregon
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    UberX
    It should be held in Griffith Park after dark.
     
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  15. Driving and Driven

    Driving and Driven Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    If drivers were to be formally organized, how would they determine union dues? How would they be collected?

    Also, with unionization comes regulation. What is now a loose conglomeration of independent drivers would become a more strictly regulated group of union drivers. Would drivers be willing to abide by union rules telling them what they can and cannot provide to their clients in the way of amenities, music, routes, greetings/allowed conversation and more?

    What about meetings and elections? I suppose a monthly meeting would create at least one good surge each month.
     
  16. CapeCodDriver

    CapeCodDriver Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I don't think unionization is the answer...we'd just replace one board of money-hungry people looking to abuse the drivers with another.

    I do think there is value to some type of movement focused on collaboration and cooperation so that it improves conditions for the drivers. A guild might work better. A looser organization is more appropriate for indepedent contractors. Rather than dues just to belong to the guild, people could vote with their dollars on whether or not to pursue issue X, or Y, or Z.

    In general, I like the idea of some sort of coordination among drivers to improve conditions for all. A convention would be an important first step...even if it's a mix of physical and virtual convention to maximize participation and awareness.

    Note: For a pretty decent breakdown of guild v union....

    http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-guild-or-union
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2016
  17. Driving and Driven

    Driving and Driven Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
  18. Driving and Driven

    Driving and Driven Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas
    Ironically, I tried Googling how to start and run a guild and all I get are search results for World of Warcraft.

    Ah, how times have changed.
     
  19. Gung-Ho

    Gung-Ho Well-Known Member

    Location:
    East of Omaha
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'll go to any convention for the hookers and the booze.
     
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  20. ColdRider

    ColdRider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    South Korea is a nice place.

    Tech is booming there, I'm sure Travis is more than welcome...
     

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