We all have a pretty good idea of how drivers feel about being independent contractors vs. rideshare employees – but have you ever thought of how actual Uber and Lyft employees feel about this debate? RSG contributor Chonce Maddox Rhea summarizes interesting new information, directly from Uber/Lyft employees, about how they feel about drivers becoming employees.
The passing of Assembly Bill 5 or AB5 in California surprised many people this year and will go into effect on January 1st. This bill will affect a lot of contractors specifically, but for rideshare drivers, it will mean that they have to be treated as employees by Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft may beg to differ with that ruling though.
According to a survey from Blind, an anonymous professional network, an overwhelming number of Uber and Lyft employees feel drivers should stay independent contractors. Blind has 14,000 Uber employees and 4,000 Lyft employees signed up. In order to make sure these employees are truly Uber/Lyft employees, users of Blind must register with a company email address.