Is Uber a valuable company – what does it owe its investors, drivers, and customers? That’s one of the questions RSG contributor John Ince tries to tackle in this week’s round up. In addition to these Uber questions, should the “gig economy” be more responsive to workers’ rights in terms of a minimum wage, holiday pay, and more? A UK government review tries to answer that question this week as well.
In this week’s round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers a fascinating story on how Uber allies with some unsavory car dealers in New York. As much as Uber would like to change the negative narrative, it looks like it still has a ways to go. That said, could drivers possibly have some input into future changes at Uber? And could we all potentially receive Uber equity? Share your thoughts on what you’d like to see out of Uber below.
Harry here. With Uber including in-app tipping in all cities soon, will more drivers stay on the road and not quit or switch to Lyft? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the sharp drop in new driver retention by Uber, a new ruling on driver classification, and whether or not other rideshare drivers are to blame for accidents and drowsy driving.
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Harry here. With Travis’ departure, there are a lot of unanswered questions for drivers and for Uber employees. One of the most interesting questions will be, how ‘gone’ is Travis really? While RSG can only observe from afar, senior RSG contributor John Ince has been following TK and Uber for years now, and today he has some pretty insightful commentary on the future of Uber and what Travis is up to next.
Harry here. So it finally happened – Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is “taking a leave of absence” for an undetermined amount of time. On one hand, this makes sense, as Travis recently suffered a devastating loss. On the other hand, what does Travis’ departure mean for Uber, and can Uber overcome these public setbacks? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Travis’ leave, what experts say about the future of Uber, and how Uber maybe hasn’t learned a single thing from all of these public embarrassments.