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Right now, lawmakers in Sacramento are debating the future of rideshare drivers in California.
Today, drivers work independently and decide when, where, and how much to drive. This means reliable and affordable rides available in more places when you need them most.
But some lawmakers believe drivers should be employees of the technology platforms they use—whether or not drivers actually prefer that.
Forcing all drivers to become employees could drastically change the rideshare experience as you’ve come to know it, and would limit Uber’s ability to connect you with the dependable rides you've come to expect.
Instead, Uber is advocating for a brand-new policy that would strengthen protections for rideshare drivers by:
- Ensuring drivers would earn a minimum of approximately $21 per hour while on a trip, including the costs of their average expenses.
- Providing drivers access to robust new benefits, such as paid time off, sick leave, and compensation if they are injured while driving with Uber.
- Empowering drivers to have a collective voice with rideshare companies, and the ability to influence decisions about their work.
Uber believes that this innovative new model will both protect drivers’ ability to work on their own terms, while maintaining the reliable rideshare experience you’ve come to depend on. But to make this possible California needs to update the law!
Lawmakers need to hear your stories.
Update on AB5Below are remarks by Tony West, Uber’s Chief Legal Officer, as prepared for a call with media. You can find a full transcript of
Moving Work Forward In CaliforniaFor years, drivers have consistently told us that the primary reason they choose to use Uber is because of the flexibility to
Add Your Name To Support Driver FlexibilityRight now, lawmakers in Sacramento are debating the future of rideshare drivers in California. Today, drivers work independently