Lyft has long come under fire for accusations that it has failed to help those who report experiencing harassment and assault through the app.
Lyft was accused of price gouging evacuees before eventually turning off surge pricing.
Uber plans to appeal the ruling on the California ballot initiative, with clones in numerous jurisdictions facing similar scrutiny.
Uber and Lyft have spent years confusing the public about their financial health.
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.
Drivers in 11 cities nationwide are calling on others to turn off the app all day on July 21, as well as for passengers to boycott the companies that day.
Drivers told Motherboard they're never coming back because of horrific working conditions before and during the pandemic.
Corporations who say they support LGBTQ people have recently donated to state legislators behind bills targeting transgender youth, VICE News found.
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal posed questions to the ride-hail companies over tablets that use facial recognition to serve ads.
Ridehail companies have set aggressive goals for going all electric, but that reality feels a long way away.
As drivers struggle to make ends meet, companies are eager to take advantage of the situation
"Uber can help cover your healthcare costs," an email received by some US drivers read. Two weeks later, the company apologized to those drivers, saying it could not cover their healthcare.