Biden and Harris Threaten Millions of Uber Drivers and Riders


Posted by Isabelle Morales on Thursday, August 20th, 2020, 1:45 PM PERMALINK

 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have both endorsed the freelance-destroying, independent contractor-crushing California law known as AB5. Biden and Harris want to impose this disastrous policy on a national level through federal legislation called the PRO Act.

The Biden-Harris policy endangers millions of riders and drivers who depend on ridesharing for their livelihood. Americans need flexibility more than ever in this time of pandemic recovery and economic uncertainty.

Note the number of drivers and riders per state on the Uber platform:

Minnesota

Drivers: 11,000

Riders: 682,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 68%

Missouri

Drivers: 12,000

Riders: 606,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 74%

Mississippi

Drivers: 2,000

Riders: 87,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 75%

Montana

Drivers: 1,000

Riders: 69,200

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 76%

North Carolina

Drivers: 26,000

Riders: 1.1M

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 79%

North Dakota

Drivers: 1,000

Riders: 52,400

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 76%

New Hampshire

Drivers: 2,000

Riders: 89,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 74%

South Carolina

Drivers: 11,000

Riders: 523,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 79%

South Dakota

Drivers: 400

Riders: 9,800

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 83%

Tennessee

Drivers: 17,000

Riders: 901,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 76%

Texas

Drivers: 97,000

Riders: 3.4M

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 72%

Utah

Drivers: 5,000

Riders: 292,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 79%

Virginia

Drivers: 28,000

Riders: 1.6M

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 66%

Vermont

Drivers: 600

Riders: 46,900

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 71%

Washington

Drivers: 21,000

Riders: 1.2M

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 58%

Wisconsin

Drivers: 10,000

Riders: 467,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 76%

West Virginia

Drivers: 1,000

Riders: 45,000

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 83%

Wyoming

Drivers: 400

Riders: 32,500

Percent driving less than 20 hours/week: 81%

See Also:

Biden Threatens Independent Contractors and Freelancers Nationwide

Biden and Harris Slam Uber and Lyft But Have Used Them Over 1,400 Times

Pew Research Center Survey: By a 3-1 Ratio, Americans Consider Rideshare Drivers to be Independent Contractors

Pew Research Center Survey: By a 5 - 1 Radio, Residents of Majority Minority Neighborhoods Say Uber and Lyft Bring Them Where Taxis Will Not Go

Survey: App-based Drivers Want to Maintain Independent Contractor Status

WOW: Biden and Harris Want to Ban Right-to-Work Laws Nationwide

 

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