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Pamela Anderson Takes On TNC Labor Practices

Posted on May 15, 2018
Rather than appreciate the hard work and dedication provided by their drivers, rideshare services lure innocent job-seekers with flashy ads about great pay and flexibility, yet force them to work intolerable hours, earning a barely livable wage, says actress-activist Pamela Anderson, who stars as a villainous recruiter in a two-minute PSA just released by the NLA's Ride Responsibly effort. (photo: NLA/Ride Responsibly)
Rather than appreciate the hard work and dedication provided by their drivers, rideshare services lure innocent job-seekers with flashy ads about great pay and flexibility, yet force them to work intolerable hours, earning a barely livable wage, says actress-activist Pamela Anderson, who stars as a villainous recruiter in a two-minute PSA just released by the NLA's Ride Responsibly effort. (photo: NLA/Ride Responsibly)

NEW YORK -- The National Limousine Association's Ride Responsibly initiative released today its fourth public service announcement starring actress and activist Pamela Anderson. The PSA questions the labor practices of ride-hailing services and the misleading hiring tactics deployed to lure drivers.

"The Closer," directed by acclaimed artist Luke Gilford, is a shift from Ride Responsibly's previous safety-focused PSAs, drawing attention to the deceptive labor practices of ride-hailing companies. In this PSA, Pamela Anderson stars as the villain – a ride-hailing service super-recruiter – who can convince anyone to sign up as a driver by misleading them with compliments and charm and assuring them that they don't require common employee benefits such as health insurance or designated work hours.

Source: NLA/PR Newswire

Full multi-media press release here

TMZ.com article here

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Related Topics: DOL issues. Department of Labor, driver behavior, driver pay, employee wages, Gary Buffo, independent contractor issues, labor laws, Lyft, National Limousine Association, NLA, Pamela Anderson, passenger safety, public relations, Ride Responsibly, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 6 days ago

    These uber commercials that show a fake amount $$$$$ on the screen should be banned or pointed out to officials for FALSE ADVERTIZING Years back from n.y. there was the news that an uber driver in n.y. had earned 86,000 dollars... well it was a LIE . It took over 4 years for uber to be fined 20 million dollars for that fake news and included for shark loan taftics for the vehicles. Chilling, earning, chilling is simply FALSE hope to these poor drivers.. A single mother sent me jer one day wage statement.. 16 hrs on the clock 246.00 total earned. Minus fuel, minus taxes.. just a meager wage earned.

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