Uber Drivers Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Who wants to form a Worldwide Uber Driver Union to increase driver profits and incentives? Uber is raking in billions, approximately a worth of $15,000,000,000 usd. at the expense of our efforts and modest resource's. When you total the overhead costs and liability that we may incur in an accident, it really doesn't make much business sense. They make the billions and we assume the risks! Why not pressure these rag peddlers like Travis K. to share the wealth, a wealth we created! For one, Uber could offer drivers in North America group commercial insurance to protect their driver's asset in the event of a major accident. Who do you think will be liable if you smashed your car and a passenger or bystander got hurt or killed? US! Our insurances would drop us like hot potatoes once they knew we used our vehicles for business, and Uber would certainly not be responsible or come to our aid. This is why most sensible nations, such as Germany and France are banning this Uber racket. The time to act is now! A worldwide Uber Driver Union, could make a world of difference. We could increase driver profits and reduce costs via group commercial insurance. Who wants to be part of such coalition? We could be the beginning to a worldwide alliance. We would have Uber over a barrow! We are the driving force to their billions, why not share in the spoils? Some demands we could all benefit from, 1. Group Commercial Driver Insurance, 2. A group Gas discount card, 3. Increased rider fees to benefit drivers and the option to accept gratuity/cash tips, 4. A group vehicle repair and maintenance plan, 5. A better navigation system, that notifys drivers of all the rider data, amount of passengers, amount of profit up front, not this b.s. of driving across town for peanuts or falling for this "surge" scam they run to get you to a certain area,then remove the status. Since total miles used on your vehicle are greater than the Uber miles they calculate from the point you pick up a rider, why not tally all the miles, so at the end of the fiscal year we can include them as a business expense. It not fair we should accumulate an average of 2400 miles per month and not get some benefit. Remember, the more you drive the greater risks you run and the more wear and tear on your vehicle. It's up to us folks, either we join a common goal for the benefit of all, or suffer the consequences of these Uber Ragpeddlers like Travis K. America was built by its working class, not by its capitalist profiteers. Since transportation is our service, why not seek the muscle and support of the Teamsters Union? Who in Arizona wants to get the ball rolling? Respond to this thread and maybe we could meet someday out in the field to discuss the possibilities. What do you want to be, an entrepreneur or an Uber stooge?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,706 Posts
Who wants to form a Worldwide Uber Driver Union to increase driver profits and incentives? Uber is raking in billions, approximately a worth of $15,000,000,000 usd. at the expense of our efforts and modest resource's. When you total the overhead costs and liability that we may incur in an accident, it really doesn't make much business sense. They make the billions and we assume the risks! Why not pressure these rag peddlers like Travis K. to share the wealth, a wealth we created! For one, Uber could offer drivers in North America group commercial insurance to protect their driver's asset in the event of a major accident. Who do you think will be liable if you smashed your car and a passenger or bystander got hurt or killed? US! Our insurances would drop us like hot potatoes once they knew we used our vehicles for business, and Uber would certainly not be responsible or come to our aid. This is why most sensible nations, such as Germany and France are banning this Uber racket. The time to act is now! A worldwide Uber Driver Union, could make a world of difference. We could increase driver profits and reduce costs via group commercial insurance. Who wants to be part of such coalition? We could be the beginning to a worldwide alliance. We would have Uber over a barrow! We are the driving force to their billions, why not share in the spoils? Some demands we could all benefit from, 1. Group Commercial Driver Insurance, 2. A group Gas discount card, 3. Increased rider fees to benefit drivers and the option to accept gratuity/cash tips, 4. A group vehicle repair and maintenance plan, 5. A better navigation system, that notifys drivers of all the rider data, amount of passengers, amount of profit up front, not this b.s. of driving across town for peanuts or falling for this "surge" scam they run to get you to a certain area,then remove the status. Since total miles used on your vehicle are greater than the Uber miles they calculate from the point you pick up a rider, why not tally all the miles, so at the end of the fiscal year we can include them as a business expense. It not fair we should accumulate an average of 2400 miles per month and not get some benefit. Remember, the more you drive the greater risks you run and the more wear and tear on your vehicle. It's up to us folks, either we join a common goal for the benefit of all, or suffer the consequences of these Uber Ragpeddlers like Travis K. America was built by its working class, not by its capitalist profiteers. Since transportation is our service, why not seek the muscle and support of the Teamsters Union? Who in Arizona wants to get the ball rolling? Respond to this thread and maybe we could meet someday out in the field to discuss the possibilities. What do you want to be, an entrepreneur or an Uber stooge?
I couldn't get a group of more than half a dozen drivers together nearly 2 months ago, locally. If you or anyone else can, I am all in. Good luck.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,609 Posts
Generally speaking I am anti union as I believe most employers deal in good faith. But sadly I don't believe this to be the case in regards to Uber.

So count me in
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,991 Posts
Generally speaking I am anti union as I believe most employers deal in good faith. But sadly I don't believe this to be the case in regards to Uber.

So count me in
Generally speaking, unions wouldn't exist if employers didn't exploit their workers. Your belief that most employers deal in good faith is so naive that it's funny.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,609 Posts
Generally speaking, unions wouldn't exist if employers didn't exploit their workers. Your belief that most employers deal in good faith is so naive that it's funny.
I realize you think you know more than anyone, but please take reading comprehension.

First off I said "I feel," I was not speaking for anyone else but me. I'm quite wise, worked for and employed many over my years and not one did I ever feel exploited NOR have I known ANYONE that has ever exploited by their employer...that is until I went to work for UBER.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,991 Posts
I realize you think you know more than anyone, but please take reading comprehension.

First off I said "I feel," I was not speaking for anyone else but me. I'm quite wise, worked for and employed many over my years and not one did I ever feel exploited NOR have I known ANYONE that has ever exploited by their employer...that is until I went to work for UBER.
Seriously dude? Go back and read what you originally posted. You said "believe", not "feel".

And you have the unmitigated gall to knock my reading comprehension.

And if you don't "believe" that I know more than you, I challenge you to a game of trivia crack.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
408 Posts
Can I be worldwide shop steward? Lets be teamsters..........start a pension fund we can make loans from to new drivers.........:cool:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Neil Yaremchuk

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
74 Posts
I drive in NYC with a Suburban and have to take Uber x rides, I told they I couldn't afford to make my car payments doing mostly uber x they tell me to rent it out to someone then. I'm all for some change to protect the drivers. Together we can make things happen! I'm all in! We just have to find a way to get to all drivers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
95 Posts
Unions are corrupt and Liberal thugs would want no part. They've run their course in America. They will ruin any business. Free Markets work unions are communist
 
  • Like
Reactions: Envisionit

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I am for the Union. I believe the rates we have are terrible. Also our cut is terrible. Yesterday I drove for 5 hrs and make $35 dollars after all the fees. I want minimum wage added to what we get paid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
95 Posts
Minimum wage hurts works unionize and watch them go out of business study Milton Friedman I drove Monday morning 3 hours take home $97. Ridiculous socialist post go vote for Bernie so we can all be poor. Grow up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
440 Posts
Uber already provides commercial insurance.
No they don't. They provide a general liability insurance. It is in no way shape or form commercial insurance. That would have to be acquired independently an less than 5% of rideshare drivers have it because the policies are limited an expensive.

I will again propose we form a trade organization, with only rideshare or just Uber drivers and not App based workers) and not a union. It would provide a similar offering with a different structure.

Also, be wary of a company that is willing to offer you a loan to work for them (ahem, Uber leasing) and insurance programs. This is what the mining companies did 150 years ago and literally all of a miners pay went back to the company.

Like a previous poster noted, I'm having difficulty just meeting face to face with drivers. A long road lies ahead so determine if you're willing to stick it out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,429 Posts
Generally speaking, unions wouldn't exist if employers didn't exploit their workers. Your belief that most employers deal in good faith is so naive that it's funny.
The company I work for is takes care of its workforce. Example 12 weeks paid leave when your baby is born for fathers.

Some companies do deal in good faith..
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,609 Posts
The company I work for is takes care of its workforce. Example 12 weeks paid leave when your baby is born for fathers.

Some companies do deal in good faith..
Sadly Uber is not one of them, not even close.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top