Kalanick, Pay Attention!

Travis, when are you going to pay attention to the best resources you have available? I do not care what type of business you have, the moment it becomes BIG you have a whole bunch of folks looking for ways to take you down. Why the hell are you opening door after door for them…

What Are You Doing In My Town?

The Cab Driver scowled at me and said, “What are you doing in my town,”  like I should give a shit what he had to say. Even after my Rider rolled up the window, the Cab Driver continued to give me the “stink eye.” I should have told the Cab Driver the “what is what”…

Uber Needs An Association, Union, or Both!

Every large corporation that has a large amount of workers needs an Association or Union to represent the workers in adversarial and contract negotiations. It is simply a “must do” situation. There is no way that the Company can interact with so many workers individually, and the Company has declined discussion of contract renegotiation on…

Taxis and San Francisco Labor History

Uber and the other TNC’s have modeled themselves exactly as a Taxi Company! Taxis and San Francisco Labor History Take all the time you want. But, read this site and the attached paper included in this article. If there is any question that Uber and the other TNC’s are Transportation Companies, it is answered within.…

Without Warning Association President Deactivated!

Yesterday, without warning or other advance notification, Rich Brunelle, the President of the US RIDE-HAIL DRIVER’S ASSOCIATION was deactivated from Uber’s driver’s application. The deactivation email from Uber says that the reason was Brunelle’s failure to drive during the past 30 days. In the past drivers have been warned in advance of their possible deactivation…

Do Not Tell Me It Cannot Happen . . . Uber Unification

Probably the hardest thing I have had to face in my attempts to get drivers to unify is the drivers lack of knowledge of what they as a organized body can actually do to improve their lives as drivers for the Ride-Hail companies such as Uber and Lyft. Currently ride-hail drivers nation-wide are working for…

Ok, Let’s Be Real . . . Uber!

I simply have to ask, “Mr Kalanick what am I supposed to do about insurance? I got by for over a year, using my personal auto insurance policy. While my insurance company knew I was driving for Uber,they did inform me that if I had to use my insurance I would likely have my policy…

Actually The Uber Strike Is A Success

The first success realized by the Uber Driver’s Strike this weekend was the media coverage that brought attention to the issues the drivers face and Uber’s failure to adequately compensate their drivers. The second success realized  by the Uber Driver’s Strike this weekend was the unity demonstrated by the informed drivers that honored the strike…

Why You Should Support The Uber Strike . . .

I can think of a lot of reasons to participate in the Uber Strike scheduled for 10/16 through 10-18. And, I can think of a few reasons not to. But that is me. Let me tell you a few good reasons why you should support the Uber Strike. Support for your fellow workers is always…

Alright Let’s Try This Again . . .

Listen folks, if we are at all serious about this strike we have to take out our secondary target, the uninformed fellow driver. Even with all the flyers, the news stories, and word of mouth there is about 90% of our fellow drivers out there that know nothing about the planned strike next week. That…