TLC Will Require Uber To Offer A Tipping Option

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Lyft has supported tipping since its early days, but Uber has repeatedly refused to include this option, citing a "hassle-free" experience that's better for both drivers and riders.

Right now, tipping an Uber driver is one of those weird things.

As New York City goes, so goes the nation?

The city's taxi and limousine commission agreed Monday to pursue a rule that would require ride-hailing companies to offer tipping as an in-app option for users. "There is anger among drivers that government is not intervening in raising their issues with Ola and Uber", Kamaljeet Gill, president of Sarvodaya Drivers' Association, said.

The court also stopped the unions and their members or associates from removing or confiscating mobile devices installed in the app-based cabs and restrained them from staging dharnas or causing commotion or violence within 500 metres of the offices of Ola and Uber here.




"This rule proposal will be an important first step to improve earning potential in the for-hire-vehicle industry, but it is just one piece of a more comprehensive effort to improve the economic well-being of drivers", said Commissioner Meera Joshi in a statement. Some 29% of respondents say they would actually be more likely to leave a tip if they were presented with a "no tip" button to allow them to opt out, the study by Software Advice, which helps businesses choose software, found.

"People do want to tip and they actually feel uncomfortable when they get out of the auto and they don't leave a tip for the driver", Conigliaro said. Since Uber and Lyft requires payment by a credit card, it would have to create a space on the app that would allow riders to tip every time. The HC was hearing petitions by radio taxi operators against Ola and Uber being allowed to operate without valid licences. Uber drivers have been asking for a tipping option for years. You don't have to worry about payment, and you really don't have to worry about tipping.

Delhi-NCR residents got their first taste of Ola and Uber drivers' strike against the cab companies in February this year, which went on for nearly two weeks.

"The work ahead for the TLC is to provide more transparency for drivers on how their earnings are calculated, to provide earning protections and a means of redress for those that are making less than a livable wage".

In February the IDG delivered a petition asking the taxi agency to make it mandatory that Uber offer in-app tipping. For example, it added the ability for riders to offer "compliments" to drivers in November 2016 - a move that was criticized by some, who said "compliments don't pay the bills". In the past, the company has claimed that the median income for an UberX salary in New York City is $90,700.

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