Uber News

Know that I am forever grateful that I have been able to drive for Uber because it’s been my sole source of income since August, 2016.

However, the bad press this year has been brutal, and there are many ride-hail drivers who are either dissatisfied, frustrated or just plain angry.

Personally, I am disappointed that a company that has forever changed the transportation industry — while giving millions a financial light at the end of the tunnel — does NOT compensate its dedicated drivers fairly.

When I started this site in mid-April, 2017, the bad press articles seem to appear almost daily or weekly. However, things changed dramatically in June. The first two news articles are from June 20 and 13, 2017, respectively:

 

And here are the news articles and my Facebook comments from April and May:

Uber Software Defrauds Drivers and Passengers

 


April 24, 2017 News
History of Uber

Uber headquarters in San Francisco.
The company has grown fast, spreading to more than 70 countries and gaining a valuation of nearly $70 billion.



“All of Uber’s problems can be boiled down to a single policy”

All of Uber's problems can be boiled down to a single policy“Uber is in crisis.”


Check out this interesting verbiage at the bottom right of https://www.uber.com/cities/atlanta

Uber is not a transportation provider. No need to tip. {Emphasis added} Flat rates apply to direct trips between specified locations. Additional stops may result in a higher fare. Applicable tolls and surcharges may be added to your fare. At times of intense demand, our rates change over time to keep vehicles available.”

UPDATE as of June 19, 2017: Tipping in the app is coming to Uber as the first announcement of 180 Days of Change.

 

Another Uber Lawsuit

Former Lyft Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Hell’ Tracking Program
An Amp sits on the dashboard of a Lyft driver’s car on January 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Kelly Sullivan—Getty Images for Lyft

Uber’s PR Crises Show No Sign of Letting Up

Uber PR Crisis Continues - May 5, 2017


Only 4% of Uber Drivers Remain on the Platform a Year Later



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