Within ten minutes a small $5 surge appeared. But Felipe kept honking - and so did everyone. Twenty minutes later, as if a fairy godmother had reached down with her magic wand, there was a decent $25 surge showing up on everyone’s app. The honking subsided. Felipe looked around, everyone was nodding, and drivers started logging back on, and taking rides feeling powerful as a group and cashing in on the $25 surge.
The moral of this fairy tale is that drivers are worth more than what the companies are compensating us for. We know commissions to the companies should be limited to 20% - and in fact many of us started driving when 80% of the fare was guaranteed to us.
And the other moral of the story is, we can fight back. Together.