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Old March 27th, 2018, 11:23 AM   #1
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Uber taxi owners are independent

contractors, providing their own equipment and working their own hours. Seattle City Council, under the urging of the Teamster Union, has declared that they must join that Union, to work in Seattle.

Another attack..not just on Uber operators...but on "independent" as a life style.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 11:47 AM   #2
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Uber pays their drivers nothing. The majority of Uber drivers will embrace this development IMO.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 11:56 AM   #3
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the UK ruled quite some time ago that Uber drivers were in fact employees and had to be provided the same benefits as any other employee.

It's an old scam that corporations use to screw people all the time.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 12:05 PM   #4
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I have yet to see one uber or tesla. I have more than enough discretionary money and have to spend it on something before I die because I can't take it with me. I get free electricity at home and a Tesla seems like the right move for me.

edit: I bought my daughter shown in my avatar a new Malibu three months ago. Her stepdad has to figure out how to get his Model A and Harley back up to Ohio from Florida.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 12:20 PM   #5
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contractors, providing their own equipment and working their own hours. Seattle City Council, under the urging of the Teamster Union, has declared that they must join that Union, to work in Seattle.

Another attack..not just on Uber operators...but on "independent" as a life style.
Bunch of shit. This just demonstrates how the leftist governments are just corprate shills and against free market enterprise.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 12:21 PM   #6
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the UK ruled quite some time ago that Uber drivers were in fact employees and had to be provided the same benefits as any other employee.

It's an old scam that corporations use to screw people all the time.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Canada sucks. We know.
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Old March 27th, 2018, 12:23 PM   #7
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Uber pays their drivers nothing. The majority of Uber drivers will embrace this development IMO.
Um...no they will not. This is not the people this is the taxi companies and the unions upset that they are not getting their piece.

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Don't call a Canadian a Canook, speaking from experience. I did not know Canook was a dirty word.
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We use Uber every time we visit the city. We'll be using it once we park in the city on Saturday when we go to see the Broadway revival of "Carousel."

I hope by joining the union, they don't require them to do things that will totally screw up their system, which is INCREDIBLY convenient and user friendly and reasonable on top of it! They even have an option to 'share your ride' with somebody going near your address to share the cost of the cab ride! (I've never used that because there's two of us - but if I were alone, I would!).

I am all for unions - but I don't want them fucking up Uber LOL
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We use Uber every time we visit the city. We'll be using it once we park in the city on Saturday when we go to see the Broadway revival of "Carousel."

I hope by joining the union, they don't require them to do things that will totally screw up their system, which is INCREDIBLY convenient and user friendly and reasonable on top of it! They even have an option to 'share your ride' with somebody going near your address to share the cost of the cab ride! (I've never used that because there's two of us - but if I were alone, I would!).

I am all for unions - but I don't want them fucking up Uber LOL
It would destroy them in places like NYC. The reason they are so awesome IS because they are independent contractors. Some Hyper left cities are trying to do very similar things to airbnb too.
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