The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said Proposition 22 is unconstitutional because it limits the power of the Legislature to grant workers the right to organize and excludes drivers from being eligible for workers’ compensation.
Uber has pledged 10 million free or discounted rides for those seeking to get the coronavirus vaccine, saying it wants to ensure transportation is not a barrier.
California Proposition 22, which would again classify app-based transportation and delivery drivers as independent contractors, has passed.
The battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and labor unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters could become the most expensive ballot measure in state history. Voters are weighing whether to create an exemption to a new state law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to drivers.
A 19-year-old Chicago woman was sentenced to 27 years in prison this week for hacking an Uber driver to death with a stolen knife and machete in an unprovoked attack in north suburban Lincolnwood.
Uber and Lyft are threatening to pull out of California by the end of the week if they are forced to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.
Samantha Josephson, 21, was kidnapped and murdered in March of 2019 when she mistakenly got into a vehicle that she thought was her Uber.
Prosecutors say Nathaniel Rowland is scheduled to have a hearing via video conference before a Columbia judge on Tuesday morning.
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering if food deliveries are safe.
Quincy talks about Uber etiquette.