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Drivers Say Company Misled Them on What It Means to Be a Contractor

http://recode.net/2015/08/03/some-uber-drivers-reverse-testimony-in-worker-classification-case/

Remember kids. It's not cool to sign anything that Uber's lawyers put in front of you without proper research.
I love this quote from Uber:

"When asked for comment on the driver testimonial reversal, Uber told Re/code, "'Four hundred drivers enthusiastically came forward to provide declarations about exactly how much they value the independence and flexibility of driving with Uber. The declarations demonstrate exactly what drivers have said repeatedly: That they prefer to have flexibility, control and be their own boss.'" What control? As if Uber isn't the boss w/ all the requirements... Ok, maybe flexibility compared to other jobs where you have to be there at a certain time but as we all know, there are only certain times when business is decent and money can be made so I would argue there isn't as much flexibility as Uber contends and with the lower rates and Uber hiring so many drivers, each driver has to be online more to make the same money they used to make ...

This is going to hurt the credibility of the driver affidavits:

"Lichten & Liss-Riordan claims they spoke with 50 drivers from Uber's original testimony, and 'most expressed interest in being reimbursed for their expenses by Uber.' The majority were afraid to do so officially in the court record for fear of losing their Uber app access."
 

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WHY are Uber's 400 hand picked driver testimonials relevant? This lawsuit is about being misclassified. This isn't a negotiation between drivers and Uber about how drivers WANT to be classified.
400 people with Stockholm Syndrome.

Where do they find these idiots?
 

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WHY are Uber's 400 hand picked driver testimonials relevant? This lawsuit is about being misclassified. This isn't a negotiation between drivers and Uber about how drivers WANT to be classified.
You are absolutely right!
 

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"Where do theyfindthese idiots?"

Gemgirlla said:
Now I know why Uber sent the email to the California drivers asking for the drivers to tell their stories... I thought it was a PR stunt. However, this is likely how they got drivers to give affidavits for this lawsuit. Sleezy. Of course, I wouldn't respond for either reason
https://uberpeople.net/threads/uber...tion-opposing-driver-class-action-suit.27214/

There was a comment Uber was soliciting letters of D.C. drivers, also.
 
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