Source: Zero Hedge
Uber Is Testing A Feature That Allows Drivers To Set Their Own Fares Uber drivers are now literally “in the driver’s seat” when it comes to their pay. The company is testing a new feature in California that allows some drivers to set their own fares, according to the WSJ . Starting this week, drivers who drive passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento will be allowed to charge up to five times the fare Uber sets on a ride. Uber confirmed the new feature in an e-mail and said it “would give drivers more control over the rates they charge riders.” Uber has made numerous changes in the way it works in California in response to Assembly Bill 5, which requires the company to treat workers as employees instead of independent contractors. Uber has argued in the past it is just the technology platform that connects drivers with riders, but at least 2 lawsuits have been filed alleging that Uber has misclassified drivers. Meanwhile, the authors of AB 5 have encouraged some of California’s biggest cities to enforce the statute.