The Rideshare Risk: Safety and Transit in the age of Uber

At the heart of the new “ridesharing” economy are what business leaders call Transportation Network Companies or TNCs, better known by most of us as Uber or Lyft. The speed and convenience of these new tech companies has swept the nation. Riders, in turn, have become repeat customers noticing that these new platforms are also saving them a few dollars per ride compared to other transportation services. The cost cutting has even prompted some cities to look at subsidizing TNCs with tax payer dollars as a cheaper alternative to public transit. What’s concerning is that corporate app backers neglect to highlight an important fact to riders. The reason they can offer such competitive rates is because they are actively exploiting loopholes that allow them to evade traditional driver training and screening requirements that ensure a rider’s safety.

Get out the vote this weekend, for a better life.

Races across the state are tight in Florida. Up and down the ticket union endorsed working family candidates need our support this weekend to put them over the top. Make a difference by joining us at one of the following Labor 2016 volunteer events during GOTV weekend! We have canvassing and phone banking opportunities for you to help get out the working family vote in your area.