Despite Leaning Left, California Voters Reject Split Roll, Affirmative Action Measures; Back Prop. 22While Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by a 2-to-1 margin in California, results of several state ballot measures arguably show how some more conservative ideas are being supported by California voters.
Uber, Lyft-Backed State Ballot Measure Passes; Gig Economy Business Model Remains Intact; Drivers Independent ContractorsThere was much celebrating at the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of ride share giants Uber and Lyft early Wednesday as a ballot measure they bankrolled to the tune of $200 million was approved by California voters, leaving their gig economy business model in place and their drivers independent contractors.
Prop 22: Big Money Campaign Keeps Gig Workers Classified As Independent ContractorsUber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services have prevailed in their expensive gamble to keep drivers classified as independent contractors.
California Ballot Propositions: Voters Decide Employment Fate Of Gig Economy App-Based DriversElection Day dawned Tuesday at the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of ride-share giants Uber and Lyft with the fate of their business models in the hands of California voters.
Prop. 22: Poll Finds Voters Closely Divided Over Measure Backed By Uber, LyftWith a week before Election Day, a new poll finds California voters are split over Prop. 22, a ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft.
Prop. 22: Instacart Provided Some Contract Workers With Stickers, Fliers Promoting Controversial Ballot MeasureWith just weeks left until Election Day, Instacart attempted to leverage the labor of some of its workers to promote its messaging about Proposition 22.
Prop. 22: Black, Latino Leaders Concerned About Measure Backed By Uber, LyftBlack and Latino leaders from across California, including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, gathered during a virtual news conference Monday to express their concerns over Proposition 22 on the state's Nov. 3 ballot.
KPIX Vote Smart: Uber, Lyft Place Pop-Up Ads In Favor Of Prop 22 In Rideshare AppsWhen Lyft or Uber customers hail a car, an advertisement pops up saying if Prop. 22 fails, prices and wait times will increase, while drivers will lose their income.
Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based DriversCalifornians are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.
Lyft Driver Sentenced To 6 Years For Raping Unconscious CustomerLyft driver Octavio Alvarez Gomez, 39, was sentenced in connection with an Oct. 2, 2018 assault on a Southern California woman who had called for a ride after leaving a local bar.
Looking Past Lyft: California Law Could Target Food, Grocery Delivery Services NextThe fight over whether ride-hail drivers should be treated as employees or independent contractors, as they have long been treated by Uber and Lyft, could determine whether other parts of the industry are similarly targeted -- in particular fast-growing, on-demand grocery- and food-delivery businesses.