Rideshare drivers say they're unsure if they stand to earn any benefits, as the Bay Area's biggest rideshare companies prepare for a legal battle to appeal the Alameda County Superior Court's ruling that Proposition 22 is unconstitutional.
A judge Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections.
Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike Wednesday in several major cities for better pay, benefits and working conditions. Uber and Lyft drivers say they've had it with low pay and tough working conditions.
Rideshare workers say they've had enough of the low pay that companies such as Uber and Lyft provide them for their work. On Wednesday, hundreds of gig-workers in the Bay Area, and across the nation, went on strike. KTVU's Tom Vacar reports.
President Joe Biden is set to announce additional initiatives to get America vaccinated in hopes of meeting his goal for 70% of U.S. adults to have at least one vaccine shot by the Fourth of July.
Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years.
The California Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to overturn a ballot measure that kept app-based ride-hailing and delivery drivers independent contractors.
Lyft is offering 60 million free or discounted rides to and from coronavirus vaccination sites in uninsured, at-risk and low-income communities.
Lyft is still feeling the pandemic's severe impact on the ride-hailing industry.
An appeals court unanimously decided on Thursday that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees rather than independent contractors. The ruling comes less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law.
Voters will decide on Proposition 22, which is whether Uber, Lyft, and other companies should classify gig workers as employees.
Two gig-economy drivers with very different takes on California's Prop. 22. Voters will decide November 3 on whether drivers are considered employees.
This month, Lyft and Uber were ordered by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman to reclassify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors under state law AB5, which took effect on Jan. 1.
Lyft posted a loss of $437.1 million during the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak led many people to stay home and few were eager to use its ride-hailing service.
Uber's CEO said the ride-hailing company could cut service in California if a rule takes effect that grants drivers the status and benefits of employees.
The state attorney general's office is trying to force gig-work companies, especially rideshare companies, to comply with AB5.
Christien Kafton reports.
Rideshare drivers gathered on Wednesday in San Jose to enlist more members and support the pro-AB-5 lawsuit, which would force Uber and Lyft to make them full employees.
A ballot initiative backed by business giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is now set to go before California voters in November, a multimillion-dollar shot aimed at excluding the companies from a law that would make them give more benefits and wage protections to their drivers.