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Lyft to Suspend Service in California as Gig Work Fight Escalate

Lyft to Suspend Service in California as Gig Work Fight Escalate

BY TOM OZIMEK Lyft announced it will halt its ride-sharing service in California on Thursday in response to a state law that requires them to make drivers employees instead of independent contractors. In a Thursday blog post, the company confirmed that the suspension will take effect on Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT, while urging support for a ballot […]

Statement from Congressman Mike Garcia on AB5 Ruling and Reports Uber May Halt Service

Statement from Congressman Mike Garcia on AB5 Ruling and Reports Uber May Halt Service

“We have been saying for months that AB5 is a jobs killer for California, and now we are seeing that play out right before our eyes.   “Assemblywoman Christy Smith and her liberal pals in Sacramento hoisted this disastrous bill onto California, and now literally hundreds of thousands of people could lose their main or […]

Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi suggested Wednesday that the ride-sharing app will likely close down for several months in California if a court doesn’t overturn a ruling that changes the classification of the company’s drivers to full-time employees. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able […]

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

Valencia, CA – Mike Garcia, Republican congressional candidate for CA-25, today called on Sacramento politicians to drop their lawsuit against Uber & Lyft as businesses try to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.    “Voters need look no further than this lawsuit to uphold job-killing AB5 if they want a sample of the liberal policies Christy […]

Opposing Prop 13 this time Around

Opposing Prop 13 this time Around

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views “A people that wants to remain ignorant and free … wants what never has been and never will be” ~ Thomas Jefferson.” The Big Story Here are the facts on Proposition 13: Republican Party of Orange County is strongly opposed to new school bonds as they […]

The Many Unintended Consequences of AB 5

The Many Unintended Consequences of AB 5

    By Edward Ring By now anyone who works as an independent contractor in California has heard of AB 5, which will force companies to reclassify them as employees. The justification for AB 5, which was reportedly written by the AFL-CIO, is to prevent companies from exploiting workers. Without AB 5, the reasoning goes, companies hire freelancers to […]

Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

  KATIE JERKOVICH ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER   Welcome to the future! Uber has announced that they will start providing helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International airport in New York City and it will all be on the app. “Helicopters are certainly expensive and it will be a premium product, but we think we’re actually able to […]

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Silicon Valley giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are willing to spend $90 million to lobby against a California bill that would recognize drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Some companies recognize employees as gig workers to avoid paying payroll taxes, above-minimum wages, overtime and complying with other wage and benefit […]

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Whitney Tipton | Reporter   Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, announced Thursday that it lost $5.2 billion in the second quarter, and experienced its slowest revenue growth ever disclosed. The company reported the loss along with second-quarter results that included $3.1 billion in quarterly revenue, up only 14% from a year prior and its […]

Uber Confirms Anti-Abortion Driver Was Fired For Safety Reasons

Uber Confirms Anti-Abortion Driver Was Fired For Safety Reasons

Rachel Stoltzfoos | Staff Reporter   Uber confirmed Thursday it fired a driver who refused to drop a young woman off at her destination when he found out she was on her way to get an abortion. The company said he violated safety rules. “Our Community Guidelines clearly lay out safety as a top priority […]

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