“Riders have rights, I have rights, too”

I'm supporting my daughter. I have my dad and my mom, and they live in Africa, I also support them, in South Sudan. Because of the war in South Sudan, they are now living in Sudan. They are old people—my dad is blind, he cannot see, and my mom is there. They are old people. They don't have any support. They don't have any alternatives.

If I could say something to Uber, it would be that I want them to increase the pay. And I want to have rights in this business. It's no good that I'm your partner today, and then you suspend me, and then put me back again. I want to be secure. I want to have security, not for you to just be dropping me like you want, and we have to go and talk a lot and then you bring me back again. I'd like the city to give me some rights in this business. This is a good business, we love to have it here in our city, but you have no rights.

Otherwise, we'll always just be saying yes to everything. If I have some rights, I have some negotiation in what happens. In pricing, in suspension and termination negotiations.

Riders have rights, I have rights, too. I'm a driver.

—Peter, Seattle Uber driver