If you have been driving for Uber for a while, you know by now that your pay has been sliding downward. The latest is Uber's ingenious survey asking people questions they already know the answer to about Uber surges. On that basis, they implemented a surge system that pays drivers far less than before (They paid me $1.50 surge on a $28 ride. That's 6% instead of the usual 20% or more). There is a strategy that if implemented with enough drivers might reverse this trend. First, some background info. Uber hired its present CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to set the company to go public in 2019. It's almost a guarantee DK has a highly incentivized contract with Uber that would pay him tens of millions if he turns a healthy profit. For DK to accomplish this, he must do three 3 things: 1) Increase riders' fares without going over Lyfts' fares. 2) Decrease Drivers' pay, which is the largest cost. 3) Streamline company operations by firing people and lowering operational costs. This is what DK must do so to prepare Uber to go public. Higher earnings and lower costs will fetch a high valuation for its shareholders and DK will exercise his contract rights to make his millions. Decreasing our pay looms large. The less we make, the more DK will make. Because the Uber system is based on supply and demand (Supply of drivers met by rider demand), if supply is affected, it will affect demand. When riders have to wait a while to find a car, they switch to other options. Here is the strategy. If enough drivers switch to another rideshare like Lyft of Via or any other, it will deplete the supply. Uber will be forced to counter with one of two responses. One is short-term and one is medium-term. The medium-term is Uber paying more for existing drivers to tap into friends and families to drive for them. This takes weeks to implement when in fact Uber needs to replenish the supply almost immediately. The short-term is that Uber will be forced to provide much better incentives to persuade its base of drivers to rejoin. Thus, the driver pay will improve. If we create a supply shortage, we will make much more money than we are making today. For this to work, lots of drivers must switch for a week or two to other rideshares. This week, I am switching to Lyft and abandoning Uber all together. Lyft might not have better pay and their incentives usually suck but this temporary move will dictate new incentives and new income by Uber to offset against DK's move against Drivers' pay. DK will have to settle for less earnings for Uber when the company goes public. In the next few months, I will be switching back and forth to disrupt the market's supply. Only then can we be paid better. Follow that strategy and you will see your income rise. I welcome any comments.