Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California

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. 

Uber buys Postmates in $2.65 billion all-stock deal

Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market. That’s compared with Uber Eats’ 20% share before the Postmates deal. Grubhub holds around 30% of the U.S. food delivery market.

Uber drivers hold protest outside CEO's home

Uber drivers held a protest outside the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi's, house on Wednesday, to demand labor protections and oppose a ballot measure Uber is working on to force them to remain independent contractors, and not be included in AB5, which would classify them as company employees.

California to decide if labor law applies to app drivers

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.

Uber’s new tool gives drivers more control, sparks concern

Critics say a new tool unveiled by Uber can be problematic for a neighborhood that is considered undesirable due to high crime, or that it could simply be discriminatory. Some say the ride share is trying to avoid classifying their workers as employees under AB-5.