Before today, Uber was taking a 25% commission from UberBLACK drivers, even though their contracts called for a 20% commission. Today, Uber refunded drivers the 5% difference and issued a new contract addendum formally increasing its commission to 25%.
Drivers are forced to accept the increased rate in order to use the App. Uber did not explain why it needed to increase its commission by 5%. Nor did Uber explain why UberBLACK drivers pay a higher commission than UberX drivers.
Local drivers also announced their new affiliation with the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia.
The misclassification lawsuit is now proceeding through discovery.