…dent contractor at all. Because the thing that people forget is, something like 70% of Uber drivers drive less than 10 hours a week. And then half of them drive not only for Uber but for Lyft or Instacart or DoorDash or whatever. So…
Yes, but a key question here is how many hours a week are they waiting to drive? Is that 10 hours based only on logged driving times or is it based on the time the driver was sitting in their car waiting for a client?
This is a fundamentally important question. A worker cannot commit to other tasks if they are trying to earn money for Uber by being available to drive.
If Ubers business models cannot commit to a living wage for drivers, then Uber is a fundamentally corrupt and exploitative organization. Drivers are every bit as important as tech executives. Assuming otherwise is a corrupt, immoral, and inhumane point of view.
It is wrong to put together a business model that enriches a few people at the expense of tens of thousands or more drivers. That isn’t capitalism, it’s greed. Workers are every bit as important as management, and Uber needs to wrap its head around that. Because it matters deeply to society.