Tuesday March 24, 2015

UN Women Organization Clarifies It’s Not Partnering With Uber

Apparently the United Nations’ UN Women organization is having second thoughts about partnering with Uber on its initiative to hire one million women by 2020.

Following criticism from groups like the International Transport Workers’ Federation, which claims that Uber drivers’ "independent contractor" status means they are exempt from things like minimum wage and health care benefits, UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka announced last week that the organization would not be working with Uber. "I want to assure you that UN Women will not accept an offer to collaborate in job creation with Uber," she said at the end of a recent speech. "So you can rest assured about that."