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Uber Just Got Cheaper In The US And Canada And Its Drivers Are Pissed

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Uber Just Got Cheaper In The US And Canada And Its Drivers Are Pissed


This article was posted on Thursday, 14:43, UTC.

Uber just got cheaper in eighty cities in the US and Canada, and Uber drivers are pissed. “We’re reducing prices to heat up demand,” the company wrote in an e-mail to drivers for its Uber X and Uber XL services. Demand, many drivers point out, does not necessarily mean higher earnings for them, and they claim instead they’re subsidizing the new rates with paltry earnings. Drivers claim that while Uber continues making the same rate as before the rate cut, their earnings are directly impacted; indeed, in some markets, they will be subsidizing the costs to chauffeur passengers. Since Uber actively…

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