Four drivers out of hundreds have sought this change. Every single one of them entered into their arrangement agreeing specifically to not be employees. Changing your mind and then throwing all the other drivers’ status into question is bullshit.
No, what's bullshit is Uber claiming that the drivers are contractors to avoid having to meet employment standards, then exerting a level of control that clearly steps so far over the employment line. Like I said, there's a simple solution for Uber - exert less control. Stop penalising cancellations, and provide all the information necessary to make informed business decisions to the driver (which, by the way, would have the side effect of reducing cancellations!)
Your take is just wrong.