Uber could be forced to change rules to allow tipping for drivers

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Kemberly Richardson reports Uber passengers could have the option of tipping their drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

New York City could force Uber to change the rules for tipping its drivers.

New Yorkers can already tip taxi drivers by adding it to their credit card bill.

But Uber refuses to give passengers that option.

Now the Taxi and Limousine Commission is working on a proposal that requires car services that accept only credit cards to allow passengers to tip the driver using their card.

Uber issued a statement:
"We have not seen the proposal and look forward to reviewing it. Uber is always striving to offer the best earning opportunity for drivers and we are constantly working to improve the driver experience. That's why, in New York City, we partnered with the Machinists Union to make sure current and future Uber NYC drivers have a stronger voice and launched a series of new tools and support policies for drivers."
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