Uber in the City of Chicago
Taxi drivers have cast Uber as an unsafe and rapacious competitor, leading lawmakers to shut it out of various markets.3 Uber's claim that its average New York City driver earns over $90,000 a year was so hard to verify that a Slate writer entitled her article "In Search of Uber's Unicorn."
Other cities have different licensing systems, butany licensing system that does not mandate owner operation or direct employment of drivers will encourage similar verticalfragmentation. Taxi companies will rationally (and lawfully) lease cars to drivers rather than employ drivers in order to avoid the costs associated with employment, which include minimum wage laws, unemployment and workers' compensation taxes, and possible unionization.
On the one hand, it is evident that customers are satisfied with the possibilities to have more convenient as the company’s founders can open new departments in different parts of the world.
Uber can provide drivers with jobs and citizens with transportation services.
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