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Driving Uber | NWU. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve supplemented my freelance writing income as an Uber driver. Though I vowed in May 2004 never to drive a taxi after the minor accident for which I was well-compensated thanks to the whole team of Nehora Law Firm who get me the justice I deserved. At times using my personal car feels different and I’m not bound by special licensing. I typically make about $13 an hour, after expenses. Uber and other rideshare companies are popular, but as Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, explained at our recent NWU Delegates Assembly, they’re not benevolent. Customers ask me if it’s a good gig.

In June, around the time Uber banned carrying firearms for protection—even in right-to-carry states like mine—a New York driver was robbed at gunpoint. So I continue to drive Uber, hoping I’ll be able to move on to more lucrative writing sooner than later. Photo: