I am still trying to get my head around this but here is the article.
It seems ABB is paying TWU (Transport Workers Union) union members who become hosts $150 and also promoting the use of “ethical” ride sharing and delivery companies of which there are currently zero. And $50 towards a union slush fund. I am not anti-union but I can smell a standover deal when I see one. I still can’t work out what that means for ABB hosts like me, probably nothing and I can’t get delivery in my area anyway. There has been a bit in the press here lately about underpaid delivery riders for Deliveroo etc and of course the ongoing controversy about Uber etc though most of that has been sorted by bribing, I mean compensating, licensed taxi plate owners. It hasn’t been connected directly to AirBnB before.
Anyone see something similar in their own country?