Category Archives: Rideshare Right Now

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On Behalf of Rideshare Drivers and All Freelancers:  An Open Letter to All Elected Officials – Especially US Senators and Representatives

On Behalf of Rideshare Drivers and All Freelancers: An Open Letter to All Elected Officials – Especially US Senators and Representatives

#ReliefForFreelancers

Publisher’s Note: I recently received an email from the Seattle Film Summit suggesting for all freelancers (like myself) to write an email to our US Senators and Representatives. This is my modified version of the email template that they suggested that I sent to my California Senators and Representative Mike Levin. If you are also a freelancer, it would be a good idea for you to write to your US Senators and Representatives too.

Find contact info for your US Senators and US Representatives.

Subject: Please include freelancers and gig workers in COVID-19 economic relief package

Dear US Senators and Representatives,

I live in Del Mar, California and am a (self-employed) freelancer as a rideshare driver. I’ve recently lost my income because of COVID-19.

Even before California became subject to a state-wide Stay at Home Order, I had chosen not to be part of the problem and risk spreading this dreaded virus, but I do need a way to be able to support my family. Like many Americans, the next several months or longer will bring a lot of uncertainty and financial hardship.

However, as you know, as a freelancer, I don’t qualify for unemployment, so the COVID-19 economic relief packages being floated seem to ignore all freelancers and rideshare drivers.

Please make sure freelancers are included in the economic relief package and expand unemployment benefits to us during this time. I know many other freelancers in the same boat, and since we make up more than a third of the workforce (57 million American freelancers) and contribute $1 trillion annually to the U.S. economy, this is a huge blow to us. And right now, we’re invisible in the relief being discussed.

Thank you,

Joe Kennedy

Uber and Serko Partnership for Better Travel and Expense

Uber and Serko Partnership for Better Travel and Expense

Serko Ltd and Uber are proud to announce a new partnership that will give Serko Zeno users an even easier way to process expense claims for Uber trips. Serko and Uber Partnership for Better Travel and Expense The integration enables trip information to be sent directly from an Uber for Business account to a Serko… Continue Reading

Lyft drivers in Seattle now eligible for a new education program that includes a personal education advisor and discounts

Lyft Partners with Guild Education and Becomes First Gig-Economy Company to Provide Access To Education Services to Contractors  Guild Education, an education benefits company, and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a partnership that will offer Lyft drivers in Seattle the opportunity to further their education. This is a first-of-its-kind… Continue Reading

Spin Becomes the First Stationless Bikeshare System to Launch in Seattle

Spin Becomes the First Stationless Bikeshare System to Launch in Seattle

Spin, a stationless bikeshare company in North America, today announced it is the first company to obtain a stationless bikeshare permit from the City of Seattle and is officially launching a city-sanctioned bikeshare fleet. Starting today, 500 of Spin’s orange-colored, GPS-enabled, self-locking smart bikes will be distributed across the city to provide an innovative, equitable… Continue Reading

San Diego Rideshare Service Offers Car Advertising For Maximum Exposure

Rideshare Right Now is now offering advertisers the ultimate exposure for their business – a car wrapped in their advertising traveling all over San Diego County daily. Advertisers looking to build their brands can now affordably have a ride share vehicle (currently either a Toyota Prius C or a Tesla Model S) wrapped in their… Continue Reading