UN Women Dumps Uber Amid Global Union Criticism


UN Women addresses criticism from NYTWA and other organizations across the world, and rejects a proposed partnership with Uber to “create 1,000,000 jobs for women as drivers on the Uber platform by 2020.”

The National Taxi Workers Alliance quickly developed a joint statement with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and delivered it to UN Women, spurring the organization to act.  

ITF Global (3/20/15): Union outcry forces rejection of Uber ‘women’s jobs’ plan
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"I want to assure you that, not only are we listening, we are aligned. And I also want to assure you that UN Women will not accept an offer to collaborate in job creation with Uber."  - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women (3/20/15)