The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal that would require any ride service exclusively using credit cards to allow tipping within the app. Some 29% of respondents say they would actually be more likely to leave a tip if they were presented with a "no tip" button to allow them to opt out, the study by Software Advice, which helps businesses choose software, found.
Uber spokeswoman Alix Anfang said the company will review the proposed rule once it's drafted.
Adding a tipping feature to Uber's app would remove one significant difference between Uber and its chief USA competitor, Lyft. Tip is not included in the amount of money the drivers make from Uber either. In New York, a petition from the Independent Drivers Guild contends that drivers are missing out on thousands of dollars because there is no electronic tipping option.
Commuters are likely to face a hard time on Tuesday as a section of app-based taxi drivers has threatened to go on an one-day strike, even as autorickshaw drivers are planning to take out a protest march in front of the chief minister's residence. In September, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 announced that 14,000 Lyft, Uber, and other e-hail drivers had signed union cards, but given the drivers' current classification as independent contractors, it's not clear how they'll get legal recognition. "Tipping in New York City for For-Hire Vehicle drivers has been industry practice for a long time".
In a post on Medium, Uber stated its reasons for not wanting to include tipping in the experience, including not wanting to incentivize drivers to go where tips would be highest. Since Uber and Lyft requires payment by a credit card, it would have to create a space on the app that would allow riders to tip every time. Once the TLC decides to initiate rule making, it will draft the rule package, which then must be certified by the NYC Law Department.
'It's just not possible to make it on straight UberX rates, ' said Jim Conigliaro, the guild's founder. There is also 30-day public comment period and public hearing, and a board of commissioners votes on the final rule. "They really need tips to make ends meet".
"Uber is always striving to offer the best earning opportunity for drivers and we are constantly working to improve the driver experience", the company said in a statement.
Rival Lyft, which lets customers tip from its app, in March said its drivers earned more than $200 million in tips nationwide since it started the practice in 2012.
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