Some drivers question RDU and the push for full labor rights (sometimes called “employee rights”). They question why we wouldn’t want to preserve our independence.
I wish we did have independence to preserve! The companies set our rates which keep going lower and lower even as our expenses keep going up and up. Algorithms (ai) are written to control what we earn, when we can earn, and where we can earn; it's a computer code that’s in control of drivers. The boss of the future–no face, no name, no compassion.
With this level of digital control, we are hardly “independent contractors” with the freedom to build a business of our own (with an actual customer base that calls us when they need transportation, refers their friends, and pays reasonable fares because we give them excellent service).