Published On: Mon, Dec 1st, 2014

Nevada Puts The Brakes On Uber

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Nevada is the first state in the nation to keep Uber out, reported CNBC. Just when everyone was enjoying Thanksgiving, Uber management suffered indigestion when hit with an injunction from a Washoe County judge that it cannot operate in the state.

“It is unfortunate that Nevada is the first state in the nation to temporarily suspend Uber. That means 1, 000 jobs just disappeared overnight, and those residents lost their ability to earn a living, ” Eva Behrend, an Uber spokeswoman told CNBC. “On Thanksgiving, when Nevadans should be celebrating with family, they are worried about how they are going to pay their bills.”

Perhaps Uber should also be worried about how their workers would pay their bills, since there were strikes over pay in September and October. This news comes amid a scandal that Uber was stalking a journalist in retribution for her writing negative articles about the share riding service. CEO Travis Kalanick apologized on Twitter, but it was too little too late and didn’t seem sincere, since he didn’t fire the person involved.

Other critics have said Uber uses something called “God View” which allows Uber employees to stalk riders. I suppose this journalist should have complained about being stalked, she was being treated like a regular customer.

Lyft, Uber’s main competitor, seems to be benefiting from Uber’s misery, and says sales and rides have risen recently.

 

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