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What Uber drivers in LA think of Travis Kalanick’s resignation

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Travis Kalanick, co-founder of the US transportation network company Uber, speaking during the opening of the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, southern Germany. TOBIAS HASE/AFP/Getty Images

Travis Kalanick has resigned as the CEO of Uber.

The company has been mired in controversy, including its discriminatory work culture toward women and questionable business practices.  

Earlier this year, a former Uber engineer named Susan Fowler published a scathing account of her experience at the ride-hailing company. Fowler wrote that she was sexually harassed repeatedly by a colleague. She reported these incidents to Uber’s human resources department but to no avail.

In the wake of Fowler’s claims, Uber hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to undertake an investigation into Uber’s work culture. The results were recently announced, with Uber’s board overwhelmingly voted to adopt the recommendations. Kalanick took an indefinite leave of absence after the Holder investigation. And to the surprise of many, Kalanick announced his resignation as the company’s CEO today. He remains on the company’s board.

If you drive for Uber, what do you think of Kalanick’s resignation?

Guest host Libby Denkmann in for Larry Mantle

Guests:

Johana Bhuiyan, senior transportation reporter for the tech publication, Recode; she tweets at @JMBooyah

Eric Newcomer, reporter for Bloomberg Technology; he tweets @EricNewcomer

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