Uber paying the price for not supporting driver strike

BurgerTiime

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http://nypost.com/2017/02/01/uber-paying-the-price-for-not-supporting-driver-strike/


Uber drivers have seen a big dropoff in business since a #deleteUber campaign began Saturday night — sparked by the company’s defiance of a Saturday airport strike to support immigrants detained at JFK.

Mohsin Alvi, who has been driving for the company for more than two years, said he was easily making $300 a day before Sunday and is down to $120.

“It has definitely impacted drivers,” said Alvi, 30. “It’s the beauty of this country that people have the right to choose, but drivers are suffering because of something the company did.”


Uber drivers have seen a big dropoff in business since a #deleteUber campaign began Saturday night — sparked by the company’s defiance of a Saturday airport strike to support immigrants detained at JFK.

Mohsin Alvi, who has been driving for the company for more than two years, said he was easily making $300 a day before Sunday and is down to $120.

“It has definitely impacted drivers,” said Alvi, 30. “It’s the beauty of this country that people have the right to choose, but drivers are suffering because of something the company did.”

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Disgusted customers started the #DeleteUber campaign and have been deleting the app in droves after learning that the company defied a taxi strike that was supposed to be taking place at JFK Airport — where numerous refugees were being detained over the weekend. Uber not only didn’t divert its drivers in solidarity, but also announced that it was dropping surge pricing near the airport.

Former customers say they are also upset that Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has been acting as an advisor to the president.

Uber declined to say how many customers around the world have deleted the app. But company officials said they were committed to fighting for its workers.

“We are making sure that riders know that our CEO strongly opposes the president’s immigration ban,” said a company spokesperson. “New York continues to be one of our fastest growing markets in the world and we are committed to making Uber the best option for New Yorker drivers. This includes standing with any drivers who have been impacted by this ban by creating a $3 million legal defense fund, providing 24/7 legal support and offering compensation for lost earnings.”

Many riders vowed to switch to Lyft, which donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union this weekend. Lyft has also declined to say how many users it gained.

Drivers who are signed up with more than one company say that customers are still using ridesharing apps, but they’ve switched to Lyft and Juno.

“Uber is dead,” said Inder Parmar, who drives for three ridersharing apps. “Before, I was getting two Uber jobs in an hour, yesterday, I only got two jobs on Uber all day. The other apps are still busy.”

Juno officials said there has been a “clear uptick” in the amount of people who downloaded its app since Saturday, but they declined to say by exactly how many more users they have now.

Uber is scrambling to keep what customers it still has.

When riders attempt to delete, they said the company sent them a message stating “We wanted to let you know that Uber shares your views on the immigration ban: it’s unjust, wrong and against everything we stand for as a company.”

It then sends them to a link describing the legal defense fund that the company set up on Sunday after the uproar started.
 

tohunt4me

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http://nypost.com/2017/02/01/uber-paying-the-price-for-not-supporting-driver-strike/


Uber drivers have seen a big dropoff in business since a #deleteUber campaign began Saturday night — sparked by the company’s defiance of a Saturday airport strike to support immigrants detained at JFK.

Mohsin Alvi, who has been driving for the company for more than two years, said he was easily making $300 a day before Sunday and is down to $120.

“It has definitely impacted drivers,” said Alvi, 30. “It’s the beauty of this country that people have the right to choose, but drivers are suffering because of something the company did.”


Uber drivers have seen a big dropoff in business since a #deleteUber campaign began Saturday night — sparked by the company’s defiance of a Saturday airport strike to support immigrants detained at JFK.

Mohsin Alvi, who has been driving for the company for more than two years, said he was easily making $300 a day before Sunday and is down to $120.

“It has definitely impacted drivers,” said Alvi, 30. “It’s the beauty of this country that people have the right to choose, but drivers are suffering because of something the company did.”

SEE ALSO
Anti-Trump protesters are refusing to use Uber
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SEE ALSO
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Disgusted customers started the #DeleteUber campaign and have been deleting the app in droves after learning that the company defied a taxi strike that was supposed to be taking place at JFK Airport — where numerous refugees were being detained over the weekend. Uber not only didn’t divert its drivers in solidarity, but also announced that it was dropping surge pricing near the airport.

Former customers say they are also upset that Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has been acting as an advisor to the president.

Uber declined to say how many customers around the world have deleted the app. But company officials said they were committed to fighting for its workers.

“We are making sure that riders know that our CEO strongly opposes the president’s immigration ban,” said a company spokesperson. “New York continues to be one of our fastest growing markets in the world and we are committed to making Uber the best option for New Yorker drivers. This includes standing with any drivers who have been impacted by this ban by creating a $3 million legal defense fund, providing 24/7 legal support and offering compensation for lost earnings.”

Many riders vowed to switch to Lyft, which donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union this weekend. Lyft has also declined to say how many users it gained.

Drivers who are signed up with more than one company say that customers are still using ridesharing apps, but they’ve switched to Lyft and Juno.

“Uber is dead,” said Inder Parmar, who drives for three ridersharing apps. “Before, I was getting two Uber jobs in an hour, yesterday, I only got two jobs on Uber all day. The other apps are still busy.”

Juno officials said there has been a “clear uptick” in the amount of people who downloaded its app since Saturday, but they declined to say by exactly how many more users they have now.

Uber is scrambling to keep what customers it still has.

When riders attempt to delete, they said the company sent them a message stating “We wanted to let you know that Uber shares your views on the immigration ban: it’s unjust, wrong and against everything we stand for as a company.”

It then sends them to a link describing the legal defense fund that the company set up on Sunday after the uproar started.
 

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SEAL Team 5

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Countless assault and rape charges doesn't impact Uber.
Numerous lawsuits doesn't impact Uber.
Losing billions of dollars doesn't impact Uber.
Accusations of spying on riders and drivers doesn't impact Uber.
Threats of a driver's strike doesn't impact Uber.
But the mere stroke of a pen by the President is having a catastrophic affect on the rideshare giant.
 

ChortlingCrison

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Countless assault and rape charges doesn't impact Uber.
Numerous lawsuits doesn't impact Uber.
Losing billions of dollars doesn't impact Uber.
Accusations of spying on riders and drivers doesn't impact Uber.
Threats of a driver's strike doesn't impact Uber.
But the mere stroke of a pen by the President is having a catastrophic affect on the rideshare giant.

I know. It's puzzling. Perhaps maybe the donald put a voodoo curse on Travis.
 

Jermin8r89

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Countless assault and rape charges doesn't impact Uber.
Numerous lawsuits doesn't impact Uber.
Losing billions of dollars doesn't impact Uber.
Accusations of spying on riders and drivers doesn't impact Uber.
Threats of a driver's strike doesn't impact Uber.
But the mere stroke of a pen by the President is having a catastrophic affect on the rideshare giant.
Thats what im thinking. My only reason this is happening is that people r stupid. Cuz what it aint her

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Brooklyn

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I live in New York. I know how it works here... my point is drivers tend to exaggerate how low their incomes are. I used to meet drivers all the time who said business was/is terrible and were pulling 400-500 a day. They complain just to complain... no his income didn't drop 60% because of people deleting Uber. May it have dipped? Sure.. probably.. maybe... but did it drop that drastic? No shot.
 
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