Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn’t His Problem

Uber’s very business model, of course, relies of classifying these drivers as independent contractors, passing the cost of basic protections like health insurance on to the drivers themselves. Before the pandemic, this sort of ploy across the gig economy read as a way to prop up unsustainable companies by gouging their own workforces; during covid-19, hewing to the same approach is simply irresponsible.