Uber whistleblower calls business model “absolutely” unsustainable.
- The Guardian and Le Monde reported in July that Uber Technologies Inc. breached rules and surreptitiously pushed politicians from 2013 to 2017 to aggressively expand into new regions.
- MacGann, who headed Uber’s government lobbying, admitted to leaking the more than 124,000 business papers.
- MacGann said he spoke up because he suspected Uber willfully broke rules and deceived drivers about the gig-economy model’s benefits.
- Uber responded to the Guardian and Le Monde investigations in July: “We have not and will not make excuses for previous behaviour that is plainly not in accordance with our present beliefs.”
- “They have so, so far to go,” MacGann remarked of Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.