The agreement signed by Uber with the army of 385000 US drivers collected in two elephantine class action will change many things. Because it anticipates the employment debate that sooner or later will land in Europe. The Company from California is grappling with the problem of the status of its drivers exploded in recent months in America and has moved the bar of discussion on the new forms of economy (use the label sharing economy for Uber imprecise) on issues much more interesting. The point on the table is basically one: the Uber drivers are considered freelance or employees? The company thinks the course in the first way, almost 400 thousand drivers in the second. The two maxicause in California and Massachusetts have now been defused with a 100 million dollar agreement whereby the group led by Travis Kalanick opens some guarantees (such as greater transparency in the management and application of rating systems and support to creation of associations of freelance drivers in the two states) but it gets by the parties relinquishing their instigate further causes for employee status, with all the social guarantees that would ensue. And above all, even more tightens the belt on the quality of the service, it was the third – but no less central – face discussion. In fact arrive in the coming weeks of very strong changes in the driver evaluation. Customer rating will have a high weight that could lead to the driver block, also to avoid some isolated cases (from aggression kidnappings) but which had an impact not just on the App brilliance of San Francisco. On the other hand the company also undertakes not to take out the drivers who refused too often racing and to better explain the rules of the game. In short, the way is clear: groped to alleviate, at least formally, the organizational aspect will not give to any judge, anywhere in the world, the opportunity to identify management strategies in those extremes of an "employer traditional" . And then snap the protections necessary for drivers. "The agreement is a significant victory for Uber on the status of its drivers – writes the New York Times – freelance keeping, the company keeps its costs low. And although the agreement would apply only with two states and is not binding elsewhere, the movements and the changes that will be taken by Uber could affect the administrations in other places where they have similar problems. " In fact, similar cases remain open in Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Outside the United States, what matters in this agreement is that it anticipates a location that we will see in our country before long. In France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Spain and elsewhere, we are still at the stage of the fines, regulators holes, barricades. hot phases but these will be overcome by Uber you can not afford such a granular European presence, uneven and probably (but the data are not yet clear) at a loss. Somehow after closing the home front Uber free energies for the campaign in Europe. If you solve at least part of those political and legal aspects, also coming from us the comparison on a topic that is not just about Uber but the entire system of the sharing economy and perhaps it will also launch a serious debate on the figure of freelancing in every commercial sector . He was to go otherwise, s'inaugureranno hard times for California unicorn. Wired magazine source