The $15 billion fast-delivery startup has faced internal criticism for an alleged lack of transparency and inadequate minimum pay.
Workers on the platform want customers to boycott the app to pressure it to improve dismal working conditions ahead of a rumored IPO.
Uber plans to appeal the ruling on the California ballot initiative, with clones in numerous jurisdictions facing similar scrutiny.
Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart have spent the past year failing to introduce Prop 22 clones through legislation. This is the first ballot measure since California's last year.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment and arrest of several Brazilian nationals accused of stealing people identities and using them to create fraudulent rideshare and food delivery accounts.
"We don’t know how we will pay for rent and bills and be able to provide for our families."
Scammers have been spoofing Target's delivery company Shipt's phone number in order to steal its gig workers' earnings by phishing their credentials from them.
The grocery delivery app is adding a new level of instability to its gig workers lives by temporarily suspending the accounts of workers who cancel grocery orders for reasons they say are beyond their control.
Workers say Dumpling, a grocery delivery platform with a promising worker-friendly business model, misled them about how much autonomy and control they'd have on the platform.
The termination of the only unionized Instacart workers in the United States is part of larger layoffs at the company.