Almost a year ago today, we started our strides towards moving the gig economy in favor of the workers that help power it–the gig workers that we have all relied on to perform essential tasks. From personal transport and food delivery to other ad hoc tasking services, gig workers have continued to fulfill a crucial role in our communities.
With the Moves Collective, we have been rewarding members with free stock rewards* in the gig companies they earn as they bank with Moves. Now just a few weeks short of our one-year anniversary since launch, we are excited to celebrate a milestone our members have achieved!
Our members now collectively own 100 Uber shares
“Wow! 1 year ago, we had a wild idea: What if we could reward shares in Uber to every Uber driver who uses Moves, and eventually to every Uber driver in the country? We had no idea how to do this, or how complicated it would be. But we put our heads down and figured it out. Along the way, we’ve spoken to hundreds of Uber drivers about this concept and got nothing back but excitement,” said CEO, Matthew Spoke.
We’ve talked to thousands of gig workers across the country to get to where we are today. We knew that to build a collective voice for millions, we needed to listen to their needs and start putting the power back into their hands in the form of shares.
“When talking with members, it’s so motivating to see them excited about owning shares in the apps they power. But what really motivates those working at Moves is when members start to connect the dots to what collective stock ownership can bring gig workers when we get to a much larger sum of shares owned,” said Product Lead, Ben Carroll.
“It’s been really exciting checking in on the share count for each app, and seeing the rate of growth accelerate since Oct 2021. And this is only the beginning, I cannot wait for the day when 10s or 100s of shares are rewarded every day”.
Making incremental steps towards real change
“Earlier this year, we also decided to go a step further and use this momentum to submit a formal shareholder proposal to Uber, acting as an advocate and a voice for our community of drivers. We’re still early in this process, but we know that we’re onto something,” said Matt. “Empowering gig workers with ownership in the companies they work for is a powerful idea and one that will drive positive outcomes in the years to come. I can’t wait to welcome tens of thousands more gig workers this coming year to join our ranks in the Moves Collective, as owners.”
This is just the first of many milestones to come as our gig workers collective grows. Join the Moves Collective and become a shareholder to start owning your piece of the gig economy.