Send This Petition To Eric Holder Now!
Does Eric Holder’s ongoing investigation of Uber’s workplace sexism and sexual harassment also include the huge number of reported incidents of rape and sexual assault involving drivers and passengers?
Let’s make sure that he includes the documented complaints of aggression that occur away from their offices.
There needs to be an independent review of how these complaints have been handled.
Please read and sign the petition below.
Eric Holder, the former U.S. Attorney General (2009-2015) has been hired by Uber to investigate reports of sexism and sexual harassment among its employees. But a year ago, the online news source Buzzfeed reported that a leaked search of Uber’s database of complaints filed by drivers and passengers returned over 5800 inquiries containing the word “rape” and over 6100 containing the phrase “sexual assault”. Uber first falsely claimed the search criteria had over-inflated the number of such complaints, and later stated that only 5 incidents resulted in victims filing complaints with authorities and fewer than 170 inquiries resulted in warnings to drivers or termination. Read the Buzzfeed followup article here.
Uber has a long history of obfuscation, denial, and misrepresentation when confronted with damaging evidence. Additionally, in their own words, their business model is built on breaking the law and they have been fined and penalized around the world for ignoring regulations, rulings and authorities. Uber’s business model is founded on the argument that it is only a software provider and does not provide transportation services. Their use agreements with both drivers and passengers include language that hold them not responsible for whatever may happen when using the service. All of these factors create a systemic vulnerability for both drivers and passengers with no easy course of resolution. Eric Holder’s investigation must include both the thousands of customer inquiries that turned up in the database analysis, as well as the policies and methods to deal with them. Uber needs to ensure the safety of both drivers and passengers and to provide accountable procedures for handling illegal and unethical behavior.
This Is Our Petition:
Uber Technologies has a well known record of misogyny, obfuscation, dishonesty and lack of cooperation with authorities.
In June of 2016 Buzzfeed News reported that a search of Uber’s customer service inquiries showed that Uber had received over 5800 customer inquiries that included the word “rape” and over 6100 contained the phrase “sexual assault”. In response, Uber argued that only 5 of the inquiries referred to an incident of chargeable rape and “less than 170” referred to incidents of sexual assault. Uber refuses to provide access to its records or to explain how it substantiates its own statistics.
To date, there has been no reported independent investigation of either the admitted assaults or an inspection of the thousands of inquiries that the search returned.
Uber’s workplace ethics affect not only Uber employees but also their customers and contracted drivers. People need to be safe at Uber offices and in Uber vehicles.
Please include customer inquiries and complaints in your investigation of Uber’s abusive workplace misogyny and tolerance of sexual abuse.
*Please sign now and send an email directly to Eric Holder.
(Your email address will only be used on this petition.)
You can also use the form to:
*Tweet this directly to him.
*Post it to Facebook.
*Or do all three
Translate This Page
- Uber Has Sped to the Top of Burlington's Ride-for-Hire Heap - Seven Days October 18, 2017Seven DaysUber Has Sped to the Top of Burlington's Ride-for-Hire HeapSeven DaysUnder a revised taxi ordinance that Burlington adopted in 2016 — largely prompted by Uber's arrival two years earlier — vehicle-for-hire companies pay 25 cents for every ride that begins or ends in Burlington. Fifty-three registered vehicle companies ...and more »
- Rapid City officials welcome prospect of Lyft services - Newscenter1.tv October 17, 2017Rapid City officials welcome prospect of Lyft servicesNewscenter1.tvNationwide, ride-hailing programs like Lyft and Uber have given consumers alternatives to taxis. South Dakota law has previously ... So there is more work to be done, and I believe that the next biggest reduction in DUI behavior will occur once we get ...and more »
- Uber pushed the limits of the law. Now comes the reckoning | NOLA ... - NOLA.com October 13, 2017NOLA.comUber pushed the limits of the law. Now comes the reckoning | NOLA ...NOLA.comOfficials are looking into possible bribes, illicit software, questionable pricing scheme.and more »
- Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning ... - Bloomberg October 11, 2017BloombergUber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning ...BloombergThe ride-hailing company faces at least five U.S. probes, two more than previously reported, and the new CEO will need to dig the company out of trouble.Uber pushed the limits of the law. Now comes the reckoningETAuto.comall 32 news articles »
- Weekly Roundup: October 2-6. Latest Rideshare News and Posts - Ridester (blog) October 9, 2017Ridester (blog)Weekly Roundup: October 2-6. Latest Rideshare News and PostsRidester (blog)This week, our has been focused on delivering valuable information about safety for rideshare drivers and riders. Safety is something that should be considered ...and more »
- Ninth Circuit Pauses Seattle Ride-Share Union Ordinance, But Uncertainty Remains - JD Supra (press release) September 28, 2017Ninth Circuit Pauses Seattle Ride-Share Union Ordinance, But Uncertainty RemainsJD Supra (press release)Recently, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the implementation of Seattle Ordinance 124968, which would allow drivers for ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft to form unions, while a suit over the new law is on appeal […]
- Ninth Circuit Pauses Seattle Ride-Share Union Ordinance, But ... - Lexology September 26, 2017Ninth Circuit Pauses Seattle Ride-Share Union Ordinance, But ...LexologyRecently, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the implementation of Seattle Ordinance 124968, which would allow drivers…and more »
- SFPD: Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of congestion-related traffic violations downtown - San Francisco Examiner September 26, 2017San Francisco ExaminerSFPD: Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of congestion-related traffic violations downtownSan Francisco ExaminerSpeaking to the San Francisco Examiner, Supervisor Aaron Peskin said the number was dramatic enough to spur a potential lawsuit against Uber and Lyft. “I'm going to talk to City Attorney [Dennis] Herrera about this right now,” he said, and added […]
- Lyft Moves In On London Market After Uber Ban - PYMNTS.com September 25, 2017PYMNTS.comLyft Moves In On London Market After Uber BanPYMNTS.comNews of the interest comes just days after the TfL declined to renew Uber's license, dealing the leading ridesharing company a major blow. If Uber's appeal fails, it will no longer be able to operate in the city, paving the way for a competitor to ...Petition · […]
- 9th Circuit Grants a Temporary Reprieve from Seattle's Ridesharing Union Ordinance - Lexology September 19, 20179th Circuit Grants a Temporary Reprieve from Seattle's Ridesharing Union OrdinanceLexologyThese efforts extend beyond “employees” as unions now are also targeting independent contractors, with one of the most notable being the robust ridesharing industry made popular by apps like Uber and Lyft. ... of Commerce subsequently filed an action ...