UCLA Labor Center

Press Advisory: UCLA Labor Center to Release New Research on Los Angeles Ride-Hailing Drivers and Gig Economy

On Wednesday, May 30th at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, the UCLA Labor Center will hold a media teleconference to discuss its new report, More Than a Gig: A Survey of Ride-hailing Drivers in Los Angeles. Based on 260 surveys and 8 in-depth interviews with drivers working for transportation networking companies, this report is the first comprehensive study conducted in Los Angeles that captures the daily realities of ride-hailing drivers, while dispelling popular notions of working in the gig economy.

Large cities like Los Angeles have become ideal sites for on-demand ride-hailing companies, yet the latter’s emergence has prompted questions about job quality, employment law, and the possibility of creating an economy that works for everybody.

What: Press call to discuss new report on Los Angeles ride-hailing drivers and the gig economy.


  1. Introduction: Veena Hampapur, Communications Specialist, UCLA Labor Center
  2. Presentation of key findings: Lucero Herrera, Research Analyst, UCLA Labor Center
  3. Ride-hailing driver testimonies
  4. Remarks from industry expert: Biju Mathew, taxi and ride-hailing driver organizer
  5. Q&A session with call participants

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/884936504

Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656,,884936504#  or +16699006833,,884936504#
Or Telephone:
+1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID:
884 936 504

To RSVP and receive an embargoed copy of the report – email veenash@ucla.edu.