The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #02007

Submission Number:
02007
Commenter:
lo
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Uber has created a new class of worker, setting back decades of labor initiatives and employee rights in this country, if these drivers are truly independent contractors they have the right to set their own rates and accept tips among many factors these companies conveniently ignore, these concepts are blatantly barred in Uber's partner contracts including their terms and conditions for both drivers and passengers. The consumer doesn't care because they pay a rate cheaper due to their insuranceless , unregulated, and tax free rides from local government who has traditionally played a heavy role in regulating the transportation industry in their communities not only for public safety rationale but for creating common sense policy in controlling traffic congestion and carbon emissions.