The messaging has raised concerns that Uber is abusing its platform to sway drivers and customers for whom the app might be a primary source of information about California's Proposition 22.
"Please retrieve one Prop 22 sticker and insert and place it in your customer's order."
Californians are receiving mailers aimed at deceiving progressive voters into supporting a proposition that would exempt gig economy companies from reclassifying drivers as employees.
Uber and Lyft’s business model uniquely harms workers of color, according to a legal document filed to the California Court of Appeals by a coalition of advocacy groups.
The Yes on Proposition 22 gave $2 million to the California Republican Party last Friday.
You can't, you won't, please don't.
On Thursday, amid threats of a shut down, Uber and Lyft drivers in California protested the companies' efforts to avoid classifying them as employees in a statewide day of action.
At a press conference organized by the No on Proposition 22 campaign, app-based drivers in L.A. and the Bay Area expressed their frustration at Uber’s latest tactic to gain an exemption from regulations.
As it stands, Uber and Lyft now have one week until they are forced to stop misclassifying their drivers.
Facing new laws and legal challenges, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in the New York Times that Uber would create a benefits fund to preserve drivers' status as 'independent contractors'—but only with a law that forces other companies to do the same.
Uber’s power lies In information asymmetry. This EU court case could help end it.