I had a vivid imagination. Not only could I put myself in the other person's place, but I could not avoid doing so. My sympathies always went out to the weak, the suffering, and the poor. Realizing their sorrows I tried to relieve them in order that I myself might be relieved. - Clarence Darrow After doing this for one year I've realized that the only was I am going to make more money driving for Uber/Lyft is by helping other drivers do so. I have previously been a member of two different Unions. Frankly, they could have adapted, but they wanted to preserve rather than re-imagine, and they will likely die with my parents generation. The Baby Boomers. I believe what we have before us is nothing new, but has been played out previously. New technologies always cause disruption and labor exploitation. This has happened before following the Industrial Revolution. We know what we have to do. But we can't do it the same way. We are not fighting for the same things, but we are fighting the same motivations and history is our playbook. We need not try to resist Uber/Lyft. We just need to make them play by their rules. And right now they are using their best technology while we are not. We are DriveR. We are PartneR. And we need to start training ourselves to think as such. They have hackers they call engineers and programmers. We have hackers, engineers and programmers we call Drivers. We're just not yet as organized. I have the answer and have been working on it for some time. It's simple. Remove the inefficiencies of brick and mortar Unions while keeping the benefits of the organization. It's an application that will be able to be used by drivers world wide. It will provide a way for drivers to connect through local and regional cells. It will provide the next level of disruptive technology(LoL) that will provide many more opportunities for us all to make those ends meet. We don't need to go to union meetings. We don't need to pay dues. We can have our cake and eat it too. I really wish I could tell you all more about it. But, loose lips sink ships. And I've said enough. I don't want to charge for it. I'm not a developer, I'm a driver with 4,000+ rides. I'm right there with you. I'm into it for about $2,500 so far...OUCH. But I think it will be worth every penny.