January 19, 2023 |

Ride-hailing, food delivery drivers could appeal deactivations under proposed ordinance

Chicago Sun Times –

Former driver Lenny Sanchez says he was kicked off the Uber app after being falsely accused of leaving the scene of an accident by a passenger who retaliated after being admonished for drinking a beer in the backseat.

Bryan Cyhaniuk says he was falsely accused of pocketing a ring left in the backseat of his car, then blew his cool and was deactivated after enduring a series of harassing phone calls from the rider.

Drivers who work for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing and food delivery apps would be guaranteed the right to appeal before being stripped of their livelihoods under a proposal championed by retiring Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th), chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development, at the behest of the Independent Drivers Guild of Illinois.

Uber had no immediate comment on the proposed ordinance.

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