WOW~~ CNN Strike Coverage

Cantina00

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CNN Uber Strike Article

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/07/tech/uber-driver-strike-ipo/index.html

This is a pretty good list of requests and sensible

Drivers are pushing for better treatment and improved conditions, but the specific demands vary by organizing group. For Rideshare Drivers United, they include having an elected driver representative added to the boards of Uber and Lyft, a 10% commission cap on driver earnings, introducing an hourly minimum wage similar to New York City's, and a transparent and speedy appeals process for when drivers are de-activated. (Those are just a few of the desired protections, according to a driver bill of rights posted on Rideshare Drivers United's website.)


I AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT::::

“What is clear is that this could be the largest driver protest in the United States yet, and a sign of what lies ahead for the company.”
 

DevilShoez

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Argh.

These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.

I believe a lot of these striking drivers are feigning their ignorance, and just hoping their version of reality(their demands) will appear due to the strikes. I would wager it won't. The things they are demanding are asinine. Liveable wage? OK, here's your state's minimum wage, now go drive. The drivers will then protest it's not enough because for a majority, especially in their markets, it isn't. Better conditions? What? Rubber bubbles surrounding your vehicle? This isnt a barren warehouse where you install a fire prevention system so you wont have to worry about burning alive at work. This is someone sits in your car, and you drive them somewhere. All the "better conditions" falls on the driver. Job security? Keep your car in shape. Uber will not be providing shiny new vehicles to all drivers. Well, maybe luke Uber Pro they will to the 1%, but 100% of the strikers don't fall in that category.

The new bonus program just revealed was all Uber had to do to save face for themselves and why? It was a smart business decision. They included "their driver partners". But not all of them. If they had said that, that would have been a BAD business decision. And they are a multi-billion dollar org with a LOT of business minded people behind them because of good business decisions aka a FOR PROFIT COMPANY. Look at the recent strikes Lyft drivers have gone on(mentioned in the article) and look at what has changed for them since. Nothing. Well, nothing except they are going to strike again tomorrow, but now they are gaining media attention and figure power in numbers will lead to victory. Again, I would wager it won't.
 

Cantina00

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These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.
Cool if you’re happy with the situation and Uber,, I dont blame ya,,, I wouldn’t strike either

My very 1st post on this board was I like driving for Uber

Since then over the last 10 months Uber has shown what an awful company they are and how they truly do not care about their drivers

Well with that said I truly do out care about Uber,,, I hope the Goverment regulates the daylights out of them

I hope they get sued and fined coming and going

I have read legitimate horror stories about drivers being deactivated,, watching some areas get rate reductions twice in the last year,, and last but not least hiding/ disguising surge rides

I only drive part time Uber works for me $60.00 4 hours,, no one does it better than me,, but I want every cent I can get out of that company legally

Like I said COOL if you are happy with Uber
 

DevilShoez

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It's giving me what I signed up for. A couple bucks now and then, I keep it safe, and my 3 year plan I started with this in part, is coming to fruition soon. Very soon actually.
 

filldebasket

Active Member
Argh.

These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.

I believe a lot of these striking drivers are feigning their ignorance, and just hoping their version of reality(their demands) will appear due to the strikes. I would wager it won't. The things they are demanding are asinine. Liveable wage? OK, here's your state's minimum wage, now go drive. The drivers will then protest it's not enough because for a majority, especially in their markets, it isn't. Better conditions? What? Rubber bubbles surrounding your vehicle? This isnt a barren warehouse where you install a fire prevention system so you wont have to worry about burning alive at work. This is someone sits in your car, and you drive them somewhere. All the "better conditions" falls on the driver. Job security? Keep your car in shape. Uber will not be providing shiny new vehicles to all drivers. Well, maybe luke Uber Pro they will to the 1%, but 100% of the strikers don't fall in that category.

The new bonus program just revealed was all Uber had to do to save face for themselves and why? It was a smart business decision. They included "their driver partners". But not all of them. If they had said that, that would have been a BAD business decision. And they are a multi-billion dollar org with a LOT of business minded people behind them because of good business decisions aka a FOR PROFIT COMPANY. Look at the recent strikes Lyft drivers have gone on(mentioned in the article) and look at what has changed for them since. Nothing. Well, nothing except they are going to strike again tomorrow, but now they are gaining media attention and figure power in numbers will lead to victory. Again, I would wager it won't.
Well said.
 

ToughTommy

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I think if other companies kept cutting the pay 3 or 4 times in the last 4 years each time with the insulting demeaning message that it’s actually a good thing because will make it up in volume is a good reason to be pissed off. It is a tight labor market and companies will be raising wages to hire people but they are preying on desperate people and immigrants newly arrived where this is a great gig from where they came from, Where are the Bernie Sanders and AOC and Elizabeth Warren demanding higher pay- rates and less BS upfront where the pax is getting gouged or when they are paying surge and we don’t see it.
I’m hoping NJ institutes CT new law where the company can’t take more than 25% of the fare.
For all the offended snowflakes out there they don’t care about our issue they are too busy snapping selfies in the backseat and talking about their stories. The Vapid generation.
If the Kardashian’s can create a big lifestyle profiling their own life why can’t they.
 

1974toyota

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CNN Uber Strike Article

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/07/tech/uber-driver-strike-ipo/index.html

This is a pretty good list of requests and sensible

Drivers are pushing for better treatment and improved conditions, but the specific demands vary by organizing group. For Rideshare Drivers United, they include having an elected driver representative added to the boards of Uber and Lyft, a 10% commission cap on driver earnings, introducing an hourly minimum wage similar to New York City's, and a transparent and speedy appeals process for when drivers are de-activated. (Those are just a few of the desired protections, according to a driver bill of rights posted on Rideshare Drivers United's website.)


I AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT::::

“What is clear is that this could be the largest driver protest in the United States yet, and a sign of what lies ahead for the company.”
i have been watching CNBC, they aren't pumping up Uber like they did LYFT's IPO, matter of fact Bob Pisani said on CNBC there's a possibility Uber could postpone IPO on friday??? Pisani did say it was a small possibility but the fact that they even mentioned it, was unreal, the strikes in london and tomorrows strike is being mentioned world wide in the press, Uber is having a heart attack listening to all this negative press about Uber, guys strike tomorrow its only 1 DAY, for 1 day Uber drivers have uber by the tires$$$$$$$$$$$, lets do it,jmo
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Argh.

These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.

I believe a lot of these striking drivers are feigning their ignorance, and just hoping their version of reality(their demands) will appear due to the strikes. I would wager it won't. The things they are demanding are asinine. Liveable wage? OK, here's your state's minimum wage, now go drive. The drivers will then protest it's not enough because for a majority, especially in their markets, it isn't. Better conditions? What? Rubber bubbles surrounding your vehicle? This isnt a barren warehouse where you install a fire prevention system so you wont have to worry about burning alive at work. This is someone sits in your car, and you drive them somewhere. All the "better conditions" falls on the driver. Job security? Keep your car in shape. Uber will not be providing shiny new vehicles to all drivers. Well, maybe luke Uber Pro they will to the 1%, but 100% of the strikers don't fall in that category.

The new bonus program just revealed was all Uber had to do to save face for themselves and why? It was a smart business decision. They included "their driver partners". But not all of them. If they had said that, that would have been a BAD business decision. And they are a multi-billion dollar org with a LOT of business minded people behind them because of good business decisions aka a FOR PROFIT COMPANY. Look at the recent strikes Lyft drivers have gone on(mentioned in the article) and look at what has changed for them since. Nothing. Well, nothing except they are going to strike again tomorrow, but now they are gaining media attention and figure power in numbers will lead to victory. Again, I would wager it won't.
you ain't gotta clue, Bob pisani on CNBC mentioned that there'sd a possibility Uber will postpone its IPO on friday, now pisani did say it was a SMALL possibility, but the fact the Bob even mentioned it on CNBC was unreal, tells be Goober/Uber is scared that all this bad press will hurt them in the IPO?? ROFLMAO, guys stike,its ONLY 1 day, you have Uber by the tires $$$$ right now, don't
blow it,JMO
 

Michael1230nj

Well-Known Member
Argh.

These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.

I believe a lot of these striking drivers are feigning their ignorance, and just hoping their version of reality(their demands) will appear due to the strikes. I would wager it won't. The things they are demanding are asinine. Liveable wage? OK, here's your state's minimum wage, now go drive. The drivers will then protest it's not enough because for a majority, especially in their markets, it isn't. Better conditions? What? Rubber bubbles surrounding your vehicle? This isnt a barren warehouse where you install a fire prevention system so you wont have to worry about burning alive at work. This is someone sits in your car, and you drive them somewhere. All the "better conditions" falls on the driver. Job security? Keep your car in shape. Uber will not be providing shiny new vehicles to all drivers. Well, maybe luke Uber Pro they will to the 1%, but 100% of the strikers don't fall in that category.

The new bonus program just revealed was all Uber had to do to save face for themselves and why? It was a smart business decision. They included "their driver partners". But not all of them. If they had said that, that would have been a BAD business decision. And they are a multi-billion dollar org with a LOT of business minded people behind them because of good business decisions aka a FOR PROFIT COMPANY. Look at the recent strikes Lyft drivers have gone on(mentioned in the article) and look at what has changed for them since. Nothing. Well, nothing except they are going to strike again tomorrow, but now they are gaining media attention and figure power in numbers will lead to victory. Again, I would wager it won't.
Interesting that you mention fire sprinkler systems being installed. Didn’t those working at The Triangle Coatwaist Factory know what ther were sighing on for?
 

Buck Man

Active Member
Argh.

These drivers going on strike do not represent me. I know what I signed up for, what I got myself into, and what to expect, until I decide to stop rideshare driving.

I believe a lot of these striking drivers are feigning their ignorance, and just hoping their version of reality(their demands) will appear due to the strikes. I would wager it won't. The things they are demanding are asinine. Liveable wage? OK, here's your state's minimum wage, now go drive. The drivers will then protest it's not enough because for a majority, especially in their markets, it isn't. Better conditions? What? Rubber bubbles surrounding your vehicle? This isnt a barren warehouse where you install a fire prevention system so you wont have to worry about burning alive at work. This is someone sits in your car, and you drive them somewhere. All the "better conditions" falls on the driver. Job security? Keep your car in shape. Uber will not be providing shiny new vehicles to all drivers. Well, maybe luke Uber Pro they will to the 1%, but 100% of the strikers don't fall in that category.

The new bonus program just revealed was all Uber had to do to save face for themselves and why? It was a smart business decision. They included "their driver partners". But not all of them. If they had said that, that would have been a BAD business decision. And they are a multi-billion dollar org with a LOT of business minded people behind them because of good business decisions aka a FOR PROFIT COMPANY. Look at the recent strikes Lyft drivers have gone on(mentioned in the article) and look at what has changed for them since. Nothing. Well, nothing except they are going to strike again tomorrow, but now they are gaining media attention and figure power in numbers will lead to victory. Again, I would wager it won't.
Its a scam
 

SuzeCB

Well-Known Member
I think if other companies kept cutting the pay 3 or 4 times in the last 4 years each time with the insulting demeaning message that it’s actually a good thing because will make it up in volume is a good reason to be pissed off. It is a tight labor market and companies will be raising wages to hire people but they are preying on desperate people and immigrants newly arrived where this is a great gig from where they came from, Where are the Bernie Sanders and AOC and Elizabeth Warren demanding higher pay- rates and less BS upfront where the pax is getting gouged or when they are paying surge and we don’t see it.
I’m hoping NJ institutes CT new law where the company can’t take more than 25% of the fare.
For all the offended snowflakes out there they don’t care about our issue they are too busy snapping selfies in the backseat and talking about their stories. The Vapid generation.
If the Kardashian’s can create a big lifestyle profiling their own life why can’t they.
Kardashians' fame started because of a porno, let's not forget. Gotta put out a bit more than some duck-lip selfies.
 

1974toyota

Well-Known Member
Now there’s a simple smart quote,,,, That would be fair and Drivers would put up with more of Ubers other faults

If it was 80-20 split no one would protest strike, etc,,
sad thing, is Uber's expenses are so $$HIGH$$$$ they'd be out of biz in a NY Minute at those rates? JMO
 

Cantina00

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No , they wouldn’t,,,,, Uber just needs to slow down their research and development ,,,, they are losing money on purpose to not pay taxes

Every Exec and high end employee is making a killing
 
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