California Senate Approves AB5 Bill To Reclassify Gig Economy WorkersThe California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.
California Pulls Democratic Candidates Into Big Tech Battle With Big LaborNearly every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded into a California clash between labor unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the very definition of work in a changing economy.
Uber, Lyft Drivers Catch A Break With California Supreme Court RulingThe California Supreme Court has limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections.
S.F. Gets 'Gig'y With New Strategy To Support Freelance WorkersSan Francisco has launched a strategy supporting freelancers and the self-employed in response to the "gig economy" labor market that focuses contract and freelance work.
Judge Rejects $100M Settlement In Key Case With Uber DriversA federal judge has rejected a legal settlement that would have divided up to $100 million among about 380,000 Uber drivers.
Uber Agrees To Pay $84 Million, Keep Drivers Independent ContractorsUber agrees to pay $84 million to settle lawsuits and keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees.
Proposal To Allow Uber Drivers, Other Independent Contractors Unionize WithdrawnA longshot proposal to allow Uber drivers and all other independent contractors in California to unionize is being withdrawn.