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To: Governor of California - Gavin Newsom

Drivers Need a Living Wage

Drivers Need a Living Wage

No matter how someone makes a living, a job should help to pay the bills and leave workers time with their families. In exchange for time and effort, workers must earn the pay and benefits that provide for a good living and a bright future.

But Uber and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi are not holding up their end of the deal. While dodging minimum wage laws, Uber continues to slash rates, forcing drivers to work longer and longer hours away from their families. All the while, Uber funnels more and more to the pockets of executives and investors. (For example, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made $45 million in total pay last year.)

California has been at the forefront of protecting workers rights nationally. Now, it is time for California to stand with rideshare drivers and ensure that drivers jobs are good jobs. Drivers should make a living wage that guarantees that at the end of the day, they can make what is needed to survive.

Why is this important?

My name is Mostafa Maklad and I am an Uber driver in San Francisco. I've been a driver for 3 years and have given over 8000 rides on Uber.

Uber is about to launch their IPO, which will put billions in the pockets of executives. But I can't help but wonder: what will drivers get?

Uber and Lyft drivers provide services that so many people rely on every day to move through their lives — rides to school, work, medical appointments, social events and safe passage back home. As drivers, we pour ourselves into our work, doing one of the most dangerous jobs in our society to ensure that every passenger arrives safely at their destination.

But Uber denies rideshare drivers like me a living wage by constantly slashing rates and pocketing the difference.

Drivers should make a living wage. California has always been a leader in protecting workers and now it is time for California to take the lead again - drivers need a living wage.


Reasons for signing

  • Unfair practices by Uber needs to stop towards it's driver.
  • I Started Driving Uber in 2013......The Fares were $1.55/Mile.....&.....The Commission was 5% for Uber........Since then, The Fares has Gone Down by more than 50% & The Commission has gone up to 30%.....!!!!! If we Calculate Depreciation on New Cars, Driving for Uber means just a Social Service.....Not Even Minimum Wages......May GOD bless the Poor Drivers......!!!!!!
  • We want to give the riders a better service. Want more time with my family. If we drive a lot and spend 15to16 hours on road it increases risk of accidents. Because earning is very less so we have to drive more. Gas prices also reaching towards sky.

Updates

2019-05-06 21:35:05 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-05-04 20:41:59 -0400

25 signatures reached

2019-05-02 20:07:11 -0400

10 signatures reached