Opinion: Uber doesn’t care about drivers

Originally appeared in The New York Times

To the Editor:

Trumpeting support for legislation requiring benefits for gig workers, then lobbying to minimize required contributions and the number of workers who qualify, is a public relations tactic to prevent legislation classifying workers as employees.

Benefits for gig workers is a bad-faith promise Uber has been making for more than three years. Pending legislation proposes only bare-bones benefits for a small minority of workers.