James Hicks

Uber driver; Rideshare Drivers United organizing committee

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Full-time Uber driver, and a member of the Rideshare Drivers United organizing committee.

James Hicks on KCRW

Service industry and gig economy workers are getting hit hard by the fallout from COVID-19. For Uber and Lyft drivers, business has dried up.

Uber driver stays afloat amid coronavirus, chef’s program helps laid-off restaurant workers

Service industry and gig economy workers are getting hit hard by the fallout from COVID-19. For Uber and Lyft drivers, business has dried up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are on strike, protesting low wages and no benefits. They’re also urging riders to boycott the apps for the day.

Rideshare drivers demand higher wages as Uber prepares for a multi-billion dollar IPO

Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are on strike, protesting low wages and no benefits. They’re also urging riders to boycott the apps for the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lyft has allowed tipping for years, but Uber didn’t give riders the option until 2017. It’s still unclear how much riders are expected to tip, if at all.

Tipping behavior and etiquette for the gig economy

Lyft has allowed tipping for years, but Uber didn’t give riders the option until 2017. It’s still unclear how much riders are expected to tip, if at all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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