While tensions, particularly in California, continue on in regard to rights and wages of rideshare drivers, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has published an opinion piece in the New York Times titled I Am the C.E.O. of Uber. Gig Workers Deserve Better.
The article, which was published on August 10, focuses on the idea of whether rideshare companies treat their drivers well. Khosrowshahi acknowledges that many critics, including those at the New York Times, believe companies like Uber have failed drivers by treating them like contractors. While Khosrowshahi does not believe his company is intentionally doing anything to avoid the cost of employee benefits, he does acknowledge that the current employment system is outdated and unfair.