An Uber driver has launched a campaign to end the controversial ride-hailing company’s decades-old practice of forcing drivers to be bonded with the company.
“I am here to tell you what I did was not right,” Uber driver Rachel Stapleton told CNN’s Dana Bash in a video interview released Monday.
“My company has a reputation for making people feel uncomfortable.
Uber says drivers are required to wear a seatbelt, a seat belt camera, and a body camera at all times, and the company’s drivers are also required to pay for the cameras themselves. “
What I’m saying to you is that this was wrong and I’m calling on you to stop it.”
Uber says drivers are required to wear a seatbelt, a seat belt camera, and a body camera at all times, and the company’s drivers are also required to pay for the cameras themselves.
But the company says its drivers are not bonded, and that’s why they’re able to earn more than other drivers.
In 2015, the New York Times reported that Uber’s drivers were being forced to sign over their drivers’ cars for as little as $25.
Stapelton is now launching a new campaign to fight Uber’s practice, which she says has cost her a fortune in lost earnings.
“When I signed up for Uber, I didn’t realize it was this expensive,” she said.
I had them sign the lease for their cars. “
After signing up, I had two people work with me on getting drivers to pay.
I had them sign the lease for their cars.
Then I had my driver pay me, then I had him pay the car, then he paid the insurance.”
Staplin says she spent $1,500 on Uber, and she still owes about $600 on the company for drivers who have been forced to be linked to the company and the drivers’ insurance companies.
“So I think if you can help, it’s a lot of money,” Staplette said.
Stacmorelts campaign to change Uber’s business model has raised $50,000 for a fund to help drivers find other jobs.
“We need to make sure that drivers are making money,” she told Bash.
“This is the worst-case scenario for me right now.
I don’t have insurance.
Stapperle is now facing a court battle with Uber. “
And then there’s all of these drivers who are just being forced into this situation, and I just don’t think that’s fair.”
Stapperle is now facing a court battle with Uber.
She has already spent $2,000 on legal fees, and has hired an attorney.
In her video interview, Stapelin said she’s already received hundreds of threatening emails, emails that she’s told are from Uber drivers.
“They’re sending death threats, and they’re making fun of me,” Stapperlin said.
The company says the vast majority of drivers in the US work for Uber.