Hussein is a former driver, possibly deactivated by Uber, who has taken on a passion to increase fares and include tipping in the Uber rider app.
Many drivers agree that fees need to be increased and tipping should be added but not many drivers seemed to climb on board with the walk off.
In San Francisco there was a handful of drivers who showed up to to the Bay Area Uber office to protest but consumers never really notices a drop in the availability of cars or an increase (surge) in prices. This according to a Oct 16, 2015 article by Fortune.
I am working this weekend and in my travels around the Los Angeles area found many drivers between the LAX area and Long Beach. Last night I even took an Uber home from my other job and the driver knew nothing about the strike. There were a few dozen cars in my area and I only had to wait a few minutes for my ride home.
Photo take Friday 10/16/15
Photo Take Saturday 10/17/15
If drivers want tipping in the app they should alert every passenger to request that Uber includes that in the app. Uber does listen to criticism from riders, considering how easy it is to for them to deactivate drivers who perform less than 4.6 star service. Perhaps that should be the vehicle divers should use to modify the system.