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Uber drivers complain about alleged “voting pressure” and endorse Prop 22

Now, some Uber drivers are suing the company for “illegally” pressuring them and other drivers to support the move. California Proposition 22 or Prop 22 seeks to exempt Uber and other gig companies from a state labor law that would require them to classify their drivers as employees. The class action lawsuit filed Thursday in a San Francisco Supreme Court …

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Uber drivers are complaining about in-app messages and are pushing for Prop 22

The Uber drivers filed complaints with the San Francisco Supreme Court a little less than two weeks before the election. They alleged Uber violated workers’ rights with the “constant barrage” of pro-prop 22 messages that Uber drivers are exposed to at work. The plaintiffs include drivers who are active in the work organization and the campaign against Prop 22. The …

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Ola: London bans Uber rivals over security concerns

Image rights Ola Transport for London (TfL), the capital’s transport authority, has banned Indian taxi app Ola over public safety concerns. The taxi company has been operating in London since February. TfL said the company reported a number of bugs, including more than 1,000 trips by unlicensed drivers. Ola said it will appeal the decision and has 21 days to …

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Uber wins long-standing lawsuit for operations in London

Uber responded to the ruling, saying it was “pleased” and “as always, safety is our priority as we work together to keep London moving.” Last November, London transport authorities said they would not renew Uber’s license to operate in the UK capital after making thousands of trips with someone other than the booked driver. One of the biggest concerns was …

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My Uber Driver Mask Incident

Well, yesterday I ran into my first Uber mask situation. Uber requires everyone to wear masks Uber has a policy that all drivers and passengers, with a few exceptions, must wear masks. I haven’t had much firsthand experience with this until now. In the first six months of the pandemic, I used a ridesharing app twice – just to get …

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Uber and Lyft are stepping up lobbying in California and nationally

Gerri Willis of FOX Business reports on ride sharing agencies Uber and Lyft, which can continue to operate after receiving an emergency stay from a judge on the California Court of Appeal. Uber and Lyft have been ramping up their lobbying power in recent years as they face a potential death knell in California with State Bill 5, which went …

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Former Uber security chief is facing criminal prosecution for hidden 2016 violations

Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images Federal prosecutors have charged former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan with obstruction of justice for hiding a 2016 data breach from Federal Trade Commission investigators. Sullivan is now the chief security officer at Cloudflare. In a statement sent via email, a Sullivan spokesman said the government’s charges …

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Uber and Lyft had time to obey the law. They have not.

The legal drama started last year when the California legislature signed Law 5 (also known as AB5). The intent of the law was to force gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash to classify their workers as employees so they could receive benefits like minimum wage, overtime, paid vacation and health care – the latter has become even more …

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