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To: Uber & Lyft

Uber & Lyft: Help drivers deal with higher gas prices!!

I am asking Uber & Lyft to raise the rates that the customer pays to help drivers deal with the cost of rising gas prices!

Gas prices are hitting us hard! Both companies could also take a smaller commission from fares AND we should be paid for our mileage to pick up the customer from the point where we have accepted their request to when we have dropped them off at their desired location.

Why is this important?

Can't afford to keep driving full time. Gas prices are driving us out of the rideshare industry. We need a rate increase!

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2022-03-18 18:23:36 -0400

Check out more press coverage featuring's survey of gig workers as well as Uber and Lyft drivers who have joined this campaign:

New York Times:


2022-03-18 08:04:55 -0400

Between March 15 and 16, 2022, surveyed 217 self-identified platform-based drivers from 29 states and Washington, DC about their response to the announcements from Uber and Lyft.

In response to the question “What do you think of Uber's new gas price surcharge policy?” 90% of drivers surveyed said “this is not sufficient to help with gas prices” while 10% said the policies were sufficient.

Read more about the survey and results on's blog here:

2022-03-13 11:24:49 -0400

On March 11, 2022, Uber announced that it will be rolling out a "temporary fuel surcharge." According to Uber: "Beginning Wednesday, March 16, consumers will pay a surcharge of either $0.45 or $0.55 on each Uber trip and either $0.35 or $0.45 on each Uber Eats order, depending on their location—with 100% of that money going directly to workers’ pockets.

"The surcharges are based off the average trip distance and the increase in gas prices in each state. This is temporary for at least the next 60 days, when we’ll reassess."

On March 16th, Lyft rolled out a similar gas surcharge:

2022-03-07 18:23:19 -0500

Check out some recent press coverage of this campaign!
* Reuters:

* Bloomberg:

* Seattle Times:

* USA Today:


* Los Angeles Times:

2021-06-20 09:30:14 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-18 06:56:19 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-15 11:45:14 -0400

Curbed covered the petition and talked with several drivers. Check out the article here:

2018-06-09 21:36:54 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-06-05 16:22:11 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-06-05 14:40:28 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-06-05 11:41:24 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-06-05 11:03:12 -0400

10 signatures reached