Because there is no solidarity is why strikes fail. Uber and Lyft count on that. Both Uber and Lyft are working hard to get rid of the drives which is why they are spending millions on driverless cars. Then they can really cut prices.Eh, I don't think the strike is going to do crap. Striking on a single random Wednesday isn't going to move the needle at all. I'm inclined to join the strike just for the sake of solidarity, but if there are huge bonuses I'll go out.
Striking from 4-7pm on all weekdays, now that would do some damage. And you might actually get decent participation since driving during those hours is pretty crappy anyway. I wouldn't support striking on holidays, or any situation where it may mean more drunks on the road.
I agree on all accounts. In PDX it is not worth staying home on Wednesday as there isn't much of a concerted effort here to raise prices. It may come to pass and it may not, but this Wednesday is not worth staying home for.When someone figures out driverless cars that can operate as cabs, whether it's Tesla, TNCs, Dyson, Apple, or whoever, drivers are dead regardless.
I doubt bonuses will be high enough to lure me onto the road Wednesday. Everyone has their breaking point, I won't be the first to give in, but I definitely won't be the last. I think the problem is ultimately getting the word out. I would be shocked if even half of the people who would otherwise be on the road Wednesday are even aware of the situation.
So did I. I usually drive Wed-Fri.I too stayed off the app all Wed.
So did I. I usually d...don't drive.So did I. I usually drive Wed-Fri.