Poor Tactics

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 1, 2016

Dear Editor,
    While student teaching elementary school full time for no pay (to be certified) I await my first child in March and work for the Uber Cartel weekends to cover basic expenses. While hardly possible, this is less discouraging than being misled by Uber. Emails to me cheerfully declaring new minimum fares of $5.60 don't mention that I receive just $3.20. They decry Council's fingerprinting program, claiming driver segregation, while they offer some drivers hourly minimums for working 12mid-3am, but deny them to me. Then, they hire canvassers to lie to the public, painting their profit maximization schemes as public services to get signatures on petitions; as if profit margin were an issue for a company with nearly no overhead, or drivers would quit over a $25 fingerprinting fee all taxi drivers and pedicabbers pay. How insulting. Is Trump their PR person?
Ethan Vlah
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