Lyft partnership is “social justice greenwashing” of their exploitive business practices
Given the fact that current or former board members are from Lyft and this recent investigative report, https://themarkup.org/news/2021/06/17/uber-and-lyft-donated-to-community-groups-who-then-pushed-the-companies-agenda, I strongly believe that there is not only a conflict of interest but a conflict of values. I have seen zero support from Lyft employees in the channel towards driver organizing efforts for basic rights like a living wage, paid time off and adequate representation in the work place. Instead they get us to do PR events for them.
“It’s a proactive attempt to cloak themselves in racial justice … and creates a political environment where they cannot be accused of racism because they have created allies in minority communities,” said Dubal, the Hastings law professor.
Let’s not let that happen and instead show solidarity with drivers organizing for their rights.