Latest News – Uber and its investors are facing a backlash over Travis Kalanick’s departure as chief executive — particularly from employees.
Starting late Wednesday, Uber employees circulated a petition asking the company’s board of directors to bring back Kalanick in an active role. More than 1,000 employees clicked to support Kalanick’s return in that capacity. In addition, Uber workers took to social media to express their dismay at the departure of Kalanick, who helped found Uber and made it a transportation behemoth.
“He worked day and night in creating this company to what it is today,” the petition said.
The reaction followed a tumultuous few days at Uber. Late Tuesday, Kalanick, 40, said he would step down as Uber’s chief executive after a coterie of investors — including Benchmark, one of the company’s biggest shareholders — pushed for him to resign. They acted after months of controversy at (Read More)