I agree with you. I would rather be a totally independant contractor and have a say in the pay scale. I just think it's unprofessional of USA Today to put this article in the opinion section when it is real news. The author is uber's chief legal officer. He seems to be stating a shift in uber policy, by giving drivers a say in the pay rate. I'm tired of uber's take it or leave it attitude towards pay and the way they try to make it up with bullshit benefits.Any driver with a brain wants to be an independent contractor. In fact, Uber's biggest problem is they already treat us too much like employees, because of deactivation warnings over cancellations and controlling the cost of a fare. If you think set schedules and W2s and the loss of working for multiple companies and the loss of the mileage deduction are good, then you are not smart at all.
What we need is a lawsuit DEMANDING to be true independent contractors.