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Posted: 2020-10-06 19:44:45

Uber and Lyft’s Prop 22 Only Up By 3 Points in Poll, Despite $186 Million War Chest

From Joe Kukura at SFist - San Francisco News, Restaurants, Events, & Sports
Originally published 2020 10 06
A bombshell op-ed today on TechCrunch today entitled I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22 is written by a (probably soon-to-be-former) Uber engineer who also makes deliveries, to better understand the driver perspective. The author notes that the Uber model only works because drivers sacrifice substantial amounts of unpaid, volunteer time waiting for a fare, time for which they are not compensated. “It’s become clear to me that this is only possible because countless drivers are spending their personal time sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up a ride, completely unpaid,” says engineer Kurt Nelson. “Workers are subsidizing the product with their free labor.”
A bombshell op-ed today on TechCrunch today entitled I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22 is written by a (probably soon-to-be-former) Uber engineer who also makes deliveries, to better understand the driver perspective. The author notes that the Uber model only works because drivers sacrifice substantial amounts of unpaid, volunteer time waiting for a fare, time for which they are not compensated. “It’s become clear to me that this is only possible because countless drivers are spending their personal time sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up a ride, completely unpaid,” says engineer Kurt Nelson. “Workers are subsidizing the product with their free labor.”
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