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2020 Was a Disastrous Year for Uber Drivers

This year, the plight of gig drivers went mainstream

Uber drivers protest Proposition 22 in a caravan in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on October 22, 2020 Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In early March, a sick man tumbled into the car of a San Francisco Uber driver, asking to be taken to the nearest hospital. “I think I’ve got Covid-19,” the passenger said before coughing up blood in the back seat. It wasn’t long before the driver became ill himself, he told OneZero in March. He was…

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Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE

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