July 23, 2017

Students should boycott Uber

Uber app startup page and Uber search cars map on the angled front view white and black Apple iPhones 5s
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On Monday, my Facebook feed was filled with UT students celebrating Uber’s return to Austin. I was disappointed to see thousands of students praise a company with an abysmal labor record that’s shown little care for the safety of its riders.

While their return will undoubtedly make transportation more convenient for students, the praise likely comes as a result of people who are unaware of Uber’s highly concerning track record. Students should utilize more ethical options.

The fight originated over a series of Austin City Council regulations designed to combat sexual assaults. In 2015, at least 27 sexual assaults by ride-hailing drivers were reported to the Austin Police Department.

The city decided to address this by mandating […]

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