CEO Kalanick was formerly a member of Trump’s Business Council
Uber, which stands to benefit under the anti-worker’s rights outlook of the Trump administration, continues to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, which allows Uber to avoid paying minimum wage, overtime, and benefits. Uber is preparing for a fight in Seattle to block the first unionization effort for app-based drivers. Uber says a union threatens the freedom of drivers and has suggested it might leave Seattle if a union forms. ● Uber’s stands to gain from the privatization and deregulation of the transportation industry. Trump’s administration looks favorably upon privatization and deregulation, and Uber generally stands to benefit under this climate.
Commit to treating all Uber drivers as employees, not as independent contractors with the full associated rights and benefits;
Act to stop Trump’s wall and immigration dragnet;
Provide open source access to all driver and consumer data, if collected; and
Stop pursuing vehicle automation without exploring significant compensation to truck, taxi and transportation workers whose jobs will be eliminated.
Resident Entrepreneur and Builder, Uber
Founding Partner of TPG Capital
CEO of Didi Chuxing
Co-founder of Uber, Founding CEO of StumbleUpon.com
Managing Director of Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund
General Manager, Benchmark
Co-Founder of Huffington Post
Co-Founder and CEO, Uber