Tell Uber: CEO Travis Kalanick Should Immediately Resign from Trump’s Advisory Council Over Immigration Ban

02 Feb 2017

Earlier this week we emailed drivers to ask how we should respond to President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from certain countries.

A majority of IDG members voted to call on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to immediately step down from President Trump’s advisory council over the immigration ban.

Now we need to take action.

Add your name to our petition calling on Uber to do better on behalf of immigrant workers.

We’re launching a campaign to tell CEO Travis Kalanick to resign from President Trump’s advisory council immediately.

That’s a good start, but it’s not enough. Uber needs to make a good faith effort to stand with immigrant workers. That’s why we’re also calling on Uber to:

State publicly that drivers will not be penalized for acting in protest of the immigration ban
Immediately institute in-app tipping to support immigrant workers in NYC
Make a substantial donation in support of the work of non-profit organizations fighting the immigration ban.

Take action. Tell Uber to do better.

90% of IDG members say that this ban will affect them or their friends and families directly. As a company that was built with the power of immigrant drivers, Uber has to do much better to support their immigrant workers.

If enough IDG members take action, we can hold Uber accountable to their immigrant workers and take a strong stand against anti-immigrant laws and policies.

In solidarity,

Independent Drivers Guild