Friday, April 9, 2021

Uber considers ending fare-setting policy for California drivers: report

 Source: Fox News

Company could also reportedly stop allowing drivers to see customers’ destinations

Uber could stop allowing drivers in California to set fares and view customers’ destinations, according to a recent report.

The ride-hailing app started testing those policies in January 2020 as a way to sidestep California’s gig worker law, AB5, which requires companies to treat gig workers like employees.

By allowing drivers to set fares and see customers’ destinations before picking them up, Uber said it was giving drivers more flexibility and control, FOX Business reported at the time.

However, more than a year later, the company is reportedly admitting that those policies have been bad for business and have made the app unreliable, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.

An Uber spokesperson declined to comment to FOX Business about the possible policy change.

Update: Source Tony Ashlin
Drivers received a policy Update on April 8, 2021 saying that owing to a 117% increase of rider cancellations, Uber will be ending the set your own surge policy shortly.

 Drivers and those who wish to voice their opposition to the policy change are encouraged to call Uber at 800 539-7069.

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