Uber is being more explicit about its stance on U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from seven countries after people accused the company of trying to break picket lines during a taxi protest of the order on Saturday.
In response to sweeping user requests to delete their Uber accounts, the ride-hail company now states that the ban is “unjust, wrong and against everything we stand for as a company.” Previously, the company simply said that they shared users’ concerns “that this ban will impact many thousands of innocent people.”
Uber changed its cancellation email from a couple days ago to something more direct pic.twitter.com/SgIc1Ea9wB— let's go (@ptrmsk) January 31, 2017
The company announced it was turning off surge pricing after the Taxi Workers Alliance halted work for an hour to protest at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Many took that to mean the company was attempting to profit off the backs of taxi drivers by making its rides cheaper.
But many, as Recode reported, were motivated to delete Uber long before the protest and simply took what they saw as strike-breaking as the last straw. (We did a rundown of some counterpoints of the #deleteUber movement.)
Uber has committed to compensating drivers impacted by the ban for three months and has set up a $3 million legal defense fund for its drivers.
Here’s what the old email looked like:
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.