NCL applauds Uber’s decision to allow tips for drivers – National Consumers League

July 20, 2017

Contact: Cindy Hoang, National Consumers League, (202) 207-2832,

Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL) applauds Uber for moving forward this week on its pledge to provide riders with the option to tip their drivers.

The following statement is attributable to NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg:

“It seems Uber is going through a reboot with an upper-management overhaul and new leadership. This is a positive step in what we hope will be some new thinking on what this pioneer in ‘disruptive technology’ can bring to American consumers and workers. Polls show riders want the option to tip drivers and we believe this action will be well received by the public. It is also positive that Uber drivers will reap benefits in the form of higher wages. We look forward to learning about new Uber initiatives to improve rider and driver experience.”


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