Uber does its best to look like the nice guy



Uber is now offering drivers in select cities free financial planning through a partnership with a robo-advisor called Betterment. This announcement is coming on the heels of two huge headlines in Uber-land: the imminent rollout of the ride-hail startup’s first self-driving car, and a federal judge’s rejection of a proposed $100 million settlement with drivers in California in a worker misclassification lawsuit.

Uber is touting the new services as part of its ongoing effort to help its drivers save money and plan for the future. Meanwhile in the background, the company is waging a costly fight to keep drivers classified as independent contractors, arguing that it is a technology platform that connects drivers to riders, not an employer in the traditional sense.

If you listened to the podcast this week you would’ve heard us talking a lot about Uber and how despite it’s recent wins in Australia is hardly the good guy.

Here we see them offering retirement advice for their impending phase out whilst at the same time refusing to the call drivers employees to get out of required entitlements in the US.

Yes, they remain a cheaper & in a lot of ways better service than cabs but there is a lot going on behind the scenes that paints them with a tarred brush.

Source: Uber offers drivers free retirement planning before robots eventually take their jobs – The Verge

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