I've been thinking about this a long time. I think I could take down the beast. Until recently, with the new payment breakdown, Uber had won a lawsuit that stated drivers were "independent contractors" and not employees. I know for a fact that Uber has been skimming off the top for as long as I've been driving (over a year). Drivers have agreed to take fares with Uber either taking, 20% 25% 30%. Uber shows drivers a price for the fare, but charges the pax more, so they take their percentage out of an already reduced fare. I know this happens each and every time. So based on Uber's language, I am an "independent contractor" with an agreed upon percentage taken out of the fare, and Uber is in breech of contract, or I am an employee that agrees to take rides that are offered to me from my employer. It can't be both. You see, if we are indeed contractors, the contract is the amount they claim to take out. We aren't aware of any price before we agree to drive, so this is the only contract possible. At the very least, it is part of the contract that Uber takes a agreed upon percentage minus the safety fee thing. I have been in many arguments with Uber over pay. They always give general responses that are vague. Every time I have asked them to clarify exactly why I was paid a certain amount, I send them a message stating, "write exactly why I was paid this amount, so I can take further action" and they have always paid me what I was asking. They know they are breaking laws.