Between August 26, 2015 and March 2, 2017, Uber overcharged UberBlack drivers a rate of 25% rather than 20% as promised by contract. Philly.com reported an estimate of $4.3 million accrued by Uber during this period.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, previously an Uber zealot, told the Wall Street Journal that he had become disillusioned with the company. Peduto wanted Uber to give more back to the city, including hiring local talent, providing better work conditions for Uber’s drivers, improving fuel efficiency, expanding service to elderly residents, and supporting the city’s federal grant applications.
“Knowing and intentional” “obstructive” “recalcitrance” in its “blatant,” “egregious,” “defiant refusal” to produce documents and records when so ordered by administrative law judges.
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., Initial Decision, November 17, 2015. C-2014-2422723.