Uber Get into a controversy by sending emails to its drivers offering coverage health insurance, Only to “correct” two weeks after that.
It all started on May 26, when an email reached a slew of drivers from the company offering medical coverage.
Drivers and couriers Uber They are categorized as independent contractors, so they are not eligible for the plans Certain Employer-sponsored physician. For years, many of these workers lobbied for more benefits and protection, only to meet strong opposition from Uber.
In the email, medical allowances reportedly ranged from $613.77 to $1,277.54, depending on what type of insurance plan they had and how many hours they worked each week.
But it was a mistake
Unfortunately for your interests, mail sent by Uber It was not for everyone, but only for the state of California in the United States.
“Unfortunately, we made a mistake sending this email to you, this policy only applies to California drivers and delivery guys,” the email obtained by the edge for the driver. “We sincerely apologize for this error.”
California has a state law that requires companies like Uber Or Lyft to treat its workers like employees.
The companies vigorously opposed the law, arguing that it would eliminate driver flexibility, while increasing consumer prices and waiting times. This measure was approved in November 2020 with 59% of the vote.
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