Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent an open letter to Donald Trump on Monday asking him to provide financial and regulatory aid to gig economy workers like Uber drivers.
“My goal in writing to you is not to ask for a bailout for Uber, but rather for support for the independent workers on our platform,” he wrote.
Khosrowshahi also argued for future legislation establishing regulations for “flexible” work, bridging the gap between independent contractors and salaried employees.
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has appealed to President Trump to give gig economy workers financial aid during the coronavirus crisis.
The US government is currently trying to bring in a stimulus package to stave off a looming financial crisis.
“I respectfully and urgently request that the economic stimulus you are considering, along with any other future legislative measures in response to COVID-19, include protections and benefits for independent workers, not just employees, both those who use Uber and all other across the economy” Khosrowshahi wrote in his letter on Monday.
Demand for Uber rides has plummeted by as much as 70% in some of the hardest-hit cities as the coronavirus forces people inside, and the company has repurposed its infrastructure …read more
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