Graham Rapier, provided by Published 6:07 am PDT, Sunday, April 21, 2019 Spencer Platt/Getty Images Uber drivers in Washington D.C. are struggling to make ends meet, Georgetown University researchers have found. In a two-year study, the researchers found more than half of drivers interviewed had incomes that fall below the poverty line. Drivers also often have no interaction with others working for Uber, adding to the isolation of working for an app. New research from Georgetown University has codified what many Uber drivers have felt for years: it's hard to get ahead when your boss is an algorithm. Researchers published their study on Thursday, after more than two-years of interviewing 40 drivers in the Washington D.C. area. The results aren't meant to be representative of the thousands of "partners," as Uber calls them, working on the platform worldwide. Rather, "the data collected and reviewed here is evidence of the structures of work that Uber … [Read more...] about Long hours, isolating loneliness, and confusing fees: Uber drivers in Washington D.C. are struggling to make ends meet (UBER)
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Drivers have been complaining for years that as Uber’s valuation goes up, their earnings go down. The ride-hailing platform is now offering its most devoted and best-rated drivers an opportunity to not only make more money, but also pursue a college education–gratis. The new program, called Uber Pro, is a four-tiered rewards system that enables drivers to earn 3.5%-6% more on rates as well as cash back at gas stations, and 25% off car repairs. The top echelon of drivers, ranked “platinum” and “diamond,” have the opportunity to take classes at Arizona State University for free. Classes are online only, can be taken at any point during the week in order to fit into a driver’s schedule, and can be used toward a degree. To qualify for this benefit, drivers must maintain a 4.85 rating for three months, complete 3,000 lifetime trips, and earn a minimum number of points, which vary by city and are garnered during each trip. Once drivers achieve a … [Read more...] about Uber will now pay college tuition for its most prized drivers