Uber To Provide Free Rides To COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments At WalgreensThe pilot program will start in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and El Paso, and is expected to expand to cities like Los Angeles in the future.
Appeals Court Upholds Ruling On Classifying Lyft, Uber Drivers As Employees Amid Crucial Prop. 22 VoteA state appeals court ruled against Uber and Lyft on Thursday, upholding an injunction saying the ride-hailing giants must reclassify drivers as employees.
Uber To Require Riders To Take Selfie While Wearing A Face Covering In Order To RideOnce the app has verified the rider is wearing a mask, the driver receives a green check mark and the trip is authorized to proceed.
911 Integration With Uber App Expanded To Beverly Hills, Burbank, Long Beach, Santa Monica, TorranceThe integration of 911 in the app transmits location and ride information automatically so it shows up on dispatchers’ computer screens, and does not need to be given verbally.
Uber Warns It Could Suspend Service In California By ThursdayThe move is in response to an ongoing legal battle over how the rideshare giant classifies its drivers.
Uber Threatens To Halt Calif. Service Over Judge’s Ruling On AB 5In November, California voters are set to vote on Prop. 22, which would overturn provisions of AB 5 specifically relating to app-based drivers.
Judge Rules In Favor Of Multi-City Lawsuit Against Uber And Lyft Regarding AB 5A federal judge on Monday required ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employers rather than independent contractors under a new California state law.
Uber Acquires Postmates For $2.65BTwo San Francisco-based food delivery services companies are merging as Uber announced Monday it was acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal.
Calif. Voters To Decide Whether AB5 Applies To Rideshare DriversUnder the initiative, instead of being categorized as employees, drivers for app-based companies would be provided with “alternative benefits,” including a guaranteed minimum level of pay and healthcare subsidies.
Uber Now Requiring Masks For All Passengers, Drivers; Company Lays Off 3,000 EmployeesDrivers must take a selfie prior to starting their shifts to verify that they are in fact wearing a mask.
California Sues Uber, Lyft For Classifying Drivers As 'Contractors'The two rideshare giants are accused of misclassifying their drivers as “contractors,” depriving them of workplace protections like minimum wage and overtime and access to paid sick leave, disability insurance and unemployment.