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.
Lyft Offering Free Rides To Bay Area Cooling CenterAs a heat wave remained draped over the San Francisco Bay Area, ride-sharing giant Lyft has announced a free ride program to cooling centers.
Lyft's 2Q Loss $437M As Riders Stay Home During PandemicLyft posted a loss on Wednesday of $437.1 million for the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak meant few people were looking to use its ride-hailing service.
Judge Issues Injunction Against Uber And Lyft, Says Drivers Are EmployeesIn a blow to Uber and Lyft, a judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees in the state.
State Labor Commissioner Files Wage-Theft Lawsuits Against Uber And LyftThe California Labor Commissioner on Wednesday announced two separate lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors.
California Lyft Drivers Accuse Company Of Not Providing Enough Protective GearA group of California Lyft drivers is accusing the company of forcing them to buy their own personal protective equipment to avoid catching Covid-19 at work.
California Attorney General, SF City Attorney Seek Court Order On Lyft, Uber Driver Classification
Lyft Settles Federal Lawsuit Over Drivers Refusing Rides To People With Wheelchairs, WalkersLyft Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal law when some of its drivers refused to give rides to people using folding walkers or collapsible wheelchairs in the Los Angeles area, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Monday.
Challenge To California Law Giving Gig Workers Benefits Will Go On November BallotA ballot initiative backed by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is set to go before California voters in November, which if passed, would exclude the companies from a new law giving more benefits and wage protections to gig workers.