TNC Drivers

Make sure to respond to the letter “Declaration of Non-Registration for TNC Drivers”. The due date is August 31, 2016.
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UNITED DRIVERS

UNITED DRIVERS, in conjunction with other drivers associations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, recently held meetings with national labor organizers and are set to meet with high-level city officials soon. The meetings will address drivers concerns regarding the city governments demands for the payment of current and past years business license fees for City of San Francisco and San Jose, as well as other challenging city ride share matters.
With the upcoming hearing scheduled for June 2 on the matter of the UBER $100 million dollar settlement – we at UNITED DRIVERS are pushing forward to address as many drivers concerns as possible, voicing the objections of the overwhelming majority of drivers to the settlement, as presented, it falls short of meeting the bare minimal level of general consensus amongst drivers – it’s blatantly obvious that it is NOT in the best interest of drivers.
United we stand – Divided we fall! STAY SILENT AND YOU WILL PAY THE PRICE!
Drivers: Now is the time! – Tell everyone you know sign up for UNITED DRIVERS app and download it today – before it’s too late!

Lyft Line Earnings Update

  Heads up: Starting May 12, pay for Lyft Line will be calculated with a different rate (LOWERING RATES AGAIN) than original Lyft, something a competitor (UBER) has done with a similar product for a while. We've tried to hold out, but ultimately need to make the change ( LOWER FARES AGAIN) so we can continue covering discounts to passengers and grow demand.(DRIVERS TO PAY FOR LYFT'S MARKETING...MORE WORK, LESS PAY)

Even on unmatched rides, you'll still get paid for the time and distance you drive. (THANKS BECAUSE WE THOUGHT WE DRIVE FOR FREE) And with exclusive features like the Power Driver Bonus and tipping, you can still earn more per ride with Lyft than the competition.(REALLY??? WHO DOES THEIR MATH?)Every pickup on a Lyft Line route counts toward your Power Driver Bonus, too, and means 1-2 more passengers who can give you a tip.(WHO CAN BUT WONT)

We'll continue investing in programs that make Lyft the best platform for drivers.(DRIVERS ARE STARTING TO SEE THAT BOTH LYFT AND UBER ARE TERRIBLE TO DRIVERS)
Thanks for all you do.(WE NEED TO GET PAID FAIR FARES -WE DONT NEED YOUR THANKS!)

 

 

 

 

      SF Line East Bay Line
         
  Base Charge   $2.00 $1.75
         
  Minimum Fare   $5.45 $5.45
         
  Per Mile   $1.10 $0.75
         
  Per Min.   $0.15 $0.10

TELL ALL DRIVERS YOU KNOW SIGN-UP FOR UNITED DRIVERS APP TODAY - LET'S PUT A STOP TO THIS NONSENSE.

Class Action Lawyer

Uber Class Action Lawyer Gives Her 2 Cents About Tipping Drivers

  • By SUSANNA KIM

Apr 25, 2016, 4:49 PM ET

Uber‘s recent class-action settlement includes a small proposed shift in the app’s tipping policy that could lead to changes for both drivers and passengers.

On Thursday, ride-sharing service Uber announced an up to $100 million settlement for class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts, which cover 385,000 drivers. The proposed settlement, “recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees.” As part of the terms of the agreement, Uber drivers will be able to solicit cash tips from passengers directly or post a sign in their cars that tips aren’t included in the fare.

Under the settlement, Uber won’t have to provide the signage for cars, according to Shannon Liss-Riordan, the lead counsel for the Uber drivers in these lawsuits. But, she added, “The plan is there will be consistent-looking signs.”

The change in Uber’s stance on tipping won’t be official until the settlement is approved by a judge; a preliminary approval hearing is scheduled for June 2, and it may take months until it is finalized, she said. But, it’s possible passengers will see signs before then.

“I don’t expect Uber will be cracking down on drivers with signs before the final approval,” Liss-Riordan said.

Currently, the Uber app does not mention that tips are not included, nor are signs posted in the cars. Though passengers may not know that tips would be appreciated, Uber drivers may give lower-than-usual ratings to passengers who don’t tip. The settlement will not add tipping within the Uber app, but passengers may be more aware that tips are not included and can offer cash.

“I think this is going to make a substantial difference in drivers’ livelihood and day-to-day income, because passengers will start to tip,” Liss-Riordan said.

The proposed settlement terms about tipping are a shift from Uber’s current tone. On its website today, Uber tells passengers: “You don’t need cash when you ride with Uber. Once you arrive at your destination, your fare is automatically charged to your credit card on file — there’s no need to tip.”

When asked if Uber drivers may rate passengers lower than usual if they don’t tip, Liss-Riordan said, “I think when you participate in a service transaction there are certain cultural norms. The nice thing to do is leave them a tip, though you don’t have to.”

Uber did not respond to ABC News’ request for further comment.

In addition to how drivers may rate passengers based on tipping, passengers and Uber itself gives ratings to drivers. Too many poor ratings or too many declines to pick up passengers from a driver can lead to deactivation. But there hasn’t been an official policy until now.

On Thursday, Uber posted a statement about the settlements saying that it now has a policy explaining when and how the company bars drivers from using the app and a process to appeal those decisions.

“For example, we don’t have a policy explaining when and how we bar drivers from using the app, or a process to appeal these decisions. At our size that’s not good enough. It’s time to change,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wrote on the Uber website. “So today we’ve published a driver deactivation policy for the first time. It will apply across the United States, and our goal is to roll out similar policies globally over time.”

TELL ALL DRIVERS YOU KNOW SIGN-UP FOR UNITED DRIVERS APP TODAY – LET’S PUT A STOP TO THIS NONSENSE.

Lyft Tips

Lyft Supports (LYFT’S PROFITS)You.

People have a lot of opinions about tipping.(WHAT SHOULD MATTER MOST IS WHAT DRIVERS THINK) With the recent news about Uber’s choice not to support tips for drivers, we wanted to share why Lyft thinks differently. (AND THAT’S WHY THEY DROP THE FARES JUST LIKE UBER)

We started Lyft with the idea of building a community that takes care of each other. ( I GUESS DRIVERS GOT LEFT OUT) And thanks to your help, ( OF COURSE WITHOUT DRIVERS THERE IS NO LYFT )that idea has grown into a movement of people who love saying thanks for great service. It can be with a simple kind word, (I GUESS DRIVERS RUN A CHARITY) a ticket to join them at a ballgame — or a tip in the app, which 70% of Lyft passengers have given. (NOTICE HOW MENTION OF THE TIP IS CONVENIENTLY LEFT LAST BECAUSE IT’S NOT A PRIORITY FOR THEM -ONLY FOR DRIVERS)

Just like with the rest of the Lyft experience, we set out to make the tipping experience super easy. (FOR RIDERS TO CONVENIENTLY FORGET TO TIP) By building it into the app, drivers have no need to ask for tips, which is awkward and ineffective. (THAT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE MOST DRIVERS WHO USE PROPER TIP SIGNS USUALLY GET REWARDED MUCH MORE SO THAN ONES WHO RELY ON GOOD NATURED PASSENGERS TO BE KIND AND APPRECIATIVE)

Together, Lyft passengers have tipped $85,000,000, with 100% of that money going straight to drivers like you. (AS IF IT SHOULD BE ANY OTHER WAY. Imagine what it could be if LYFT  and Uber really got behind tipping and not treat it like a subject of cancer)

As leaders in the industry, (TRUE LEADERS SHOULD SET EXAMPLES IN ALL AREAS TIPPING FARES ETC) it’s our responsibility to give people the options they want, and create a culture of mutual respect. In addition to our philosophy on tips, it’s why we pioneered Express Pay, Power Driver Bonuses and Express Drive. (AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE REAL WINNER FOR LYFT, GOOD OLD LYFT LINE, THAT BASICALLY GIVES THE RIDES AWAY FOR FREE AND PASSENGERS REALLY DON’T TIP ON THAT ONE) Thank you for helping us build a community we are all proud to be part of. (I GUESS THEY REALLY DON’T TALK TO OR LISTEN TO THE FEEDBACK FROM DRIVERS EITHER THAT OR THEY JUST ENJOY MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS TO THEIR BENEFIT…FINANCIAL OF COURSE)

John & Logan
Lyft Co-founders
(TO ALL THE OH SO VERY PROUD DRIVERS WHO WORK RIDESHARE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS NOW TO GO OUT THERE AND GET DRIVERS TO SIGN UP FOR UNITED DRIVERS APP)

Tipping is inherently unfair

UBER says “Tipping is inherently unfair because of customers’ unconscious racial biases”

By Daily Mail Reporter and Reuters
12:01 28 Apr 2016, updated 18:46 29 Apr 2016

UBER says studies show black service providers earn less tips than their white counterparts
Company argues this means introducing a tipping function in app could lead to earning disparities between white and black drivers
The comments came as Uber is looking to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by drivers
Plaintiffs claim they’ve been misclassified as independent contractors.

DON’T LET UBER’S GAME PLAYING RUIN DRIVERS LIVES. TELL ALL DRIVERS DOWNLOAD UNITED DRIVERS APP TODAY!

Cell phone

Uber’s “Appreciation” day

DRIVERS’ “APPRECIATION” DAY.

UBER: Surprise! Today is Driver Appreciation Day. We’d like to thank you for choosing Uber and invite you to join us for free lunch, a car wash, Uber swag, and a raffle for Warriors tickets! We’ll be at 347 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland from 11:30am – 2:30pm. We hope to see you there!
(This invitation was sent out at 10:41 AM the same morning obviously they don’t want many drivers to be able to show up and be appreciated…oh and it saves them lots of money…so much for their driver appreciation)
TELL ALL DRIVERS DOWNLOAD UNITED DRIVERS APP TODAY

Shannon the attorney representing drivers

FYI

Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney representing drivers in the California’s class action, said in a lengthy statement Thursday night that the most important takeaway was that this particular case may be settled, but THE QUESTION OF WHETHER UBER DRIVERS WERE BEING MISCLASSIFIED WAS NOT. Without any jurisprudence on the most critical issue, there is nothing preventing others from championing the cause in the future. “Importantly, the case is being settled —€” not decided,” she said. “No court has decided here whether Uber drivers are employees or independent contractors and that debate will not end here.”

Lyft line-Uber pool

Lyft Line – Uber Pool.

Say hello (GOODBYE) to Lyft Line, an affordable new way to ride. (EXTREMELY CHEAP AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A DRIVER).

Share the ride with others going the same way, and pay up to 60% less. (THEY SAVE SO MUCH AND OF COURSE WITHOUT TIPPING DRIVER) Lyft Line is the one line that goes everywhere, all for the cool price of your morning latte.
(LYFT SAYS DRIVERS ARE WORTH ONLY THE PRICE OF A LATTE COFFEE)

Affordable rides (BUT NOT FOR DRIVERS)
When you’ve got time to get there, share the ride and save money (RIDERS GET DISCOUNT WITHOUT ANOTHER RIDER SHARING A HIGHER COST RIDE – DRIVERS LOSE).
Smartly routed (NOT FOR DRIVERS)
Ride with fellow passengers headed in the same direction. (RIDERS COMPLAIN AND LOWER DRIVERS’ RATING)
People-powered
Meet your community, and see the names and photos of whom you’re riding with.

How it works
Within minutes, we’ll match you with a ride. The price of your trip is fixed up-front. Even if we don’t find another passenger, your Line will remain the discounted rate. (RIDERS GET THE FULL DISCOUNT JUST FOR SIGNING UP)

LYFT LINE AND UBERPOOL BOTH HURT DRIVERS – VERY LOW PRICING BENEFITS LYFT AND UBER AND MOSTLY VERY CHEAP RIDERS, WHO OFTEN WILL NOT TIP AT ALL – WE ADVISE DRIVERS TO NOT DO THESE RIDES AT ALL UNTIL THE PRICING STRUCTURE IS IMPROVED

Class Action Lawsuit

U.D. SUCCESSFUL CHANGE OF UBER.

Uber agreed to change many of its terms and conditions for drivers as part of legal settlement. The changes are as follows:

*Provide drivers with more information about their individual ratings, which are chosen by the users, and how it compares to their peers.

*Fund the creation of a driver’s association in California and Massachusetts and meet them quarterly to discuss “the issues that matter most to driver”

*Publish a “driver deactivation policy” which explains why some drivers are taken off and barred from the platform

*Agree not to deactivate drivers who regularly decline trips when they are logged onto an app. A driver gets a request for a job and it is their decision to accept or reject it. Previously a driver could face deactivation if they declined a certain amount of trips. Uber is loosening this policy

*Create an appeals process in both states for drivers who disagree with decisions about their account being deactivated

“Uber is a new way of working: it’s about people having the freedom to start and stop work when they want, at the push of a button,” Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber wrote in a blog post, late on Thursday.
“As we’ve grown we’ve gotten a lot right—but certainly not everything. This new deactivation policy is an important step forward when it comes to working with drivers.”

LOOK WHAT WE ACHIEVED BY DRIVERS STANDING UNITED – TOGETHER WE ARE A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE – TELL ALL DRIVERS DOWNLOAD UNITED DRIVERS APP TODAY!