Uber’s $25 Billion Dollar Bailout

A timeline of how gaps in employment law forced the federal government to spend billions to subsidize the cost of paid leave and unemployment benefits for millions of Uber drivers

March 6

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia sends a letter to Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Postmates, Grubhub and DoorDash urging their contractors to follow the CDC guidelines to stay home, but saying they should not bear financial hardship. This letter is complemented by Gig Workers Rising posting a petition for paid leave of Coworker.org.