Uber plans to appeal the ruling on the California ballot initiative, with clones in numerous jurisdictions facing similar scrutiny.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission is proposing a $3,371 fine for Lyft, which saw its market value soar by the billions after Prop 22 passed.
In 2019 and 2020, ride-hail drivers brought in less money than the state-wide minimum wage after expenses and taxes.
Proposition 22 seems to be doing what gig companies like Grubhub promised it wouldn’t: raising prices and cutting driver earnings.
The petition argues Proposition 22 is violating the constitutional authority of California's legislature and Supreme Court for the sake of misclassifying drivers.
In the wake of Prop 22 passing in California, gig companies are gearing up for fights nationwide and fostering ties with Democrats.
Proposition 22 in California was just the beginning, and Uber has a newly-branded plan to continue misclassifying drivers.
Biden's agency review teams highlight the revolving door between big tech and Washington even as the president-elect opposes Uber's Proposition 22.
The ballot initiative exempts companies from labor laws that say gig workers are employees, and California was just the start.
Corporations spent millions to mislead voters about an anti-labor ballot measure, won, and reaped billions on the stock market. This is not healthy.
Gig companies are exempted from reclassifying workers as employees in California, but it can't save a doomed business model that is being assailed on all sides.
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.