Austin’s Mayor Is Keeping Ridesharing Weird
Uber threw a “driver appreciation” party in Austin on Thursday night. It was an odd gesture. After all, the ridesharing giant had stopped operating in the city 24 days earlier, so many of the attendees weren’t technically still Uber drivers. And while some drivers were pining for the company’s return, others were too angry to show up at its parties. “When I got the invitation, I said, ‘Why would I go now? Appreciation for what?’” said Ligia Friedman, a former Uber driver who’s furious the company cut off her sole form of sustenance without warning. She stayed home.
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