Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tag: Lyft

Drivers rally against Uber and Lyft extortion

About 70 drivers rallied outside Uber’s headquarters on Market Street on Thursday, decrying Uber and Lyft’s threat to cancel rideshare services in California in retaliation against an injunction order issued August 10...

Judge orders Uber, Lyft to treat drivers as employees

San Francisco Superior Court judge Ethan Schulman issued a prohibitory injunction ruling Monday stating that Uber and Lyft must cease classifying employees as independent contractors, as well as ordering...

Uber, Lyft drivers rally as state sues the companies

On Thursday, about 50 Uber and Lyft drivers joined a caravan outside  the Uber Greenlight Hub in Oakland demanding that the rideshare companies classify their drivers as employees and...

Fielder shows surprising strength in state Senate fundraising report

Incumbent state Senator Scott Wiener and his challenger, Jackie Fielder, have raised almost the same amount of money between February and June, campaign finance reports show. That’s remarkable: Wiener is...

Lyft drivers have to pay for their own masks and hand sani

When Lubungu, a Navy veteran and longtime Uber and Lyft driver, saw a group of activists passing out free facemasks, gloves, and hand sanitizer as he pulled into the...

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

The George Floyd uprising, the massive Juneteenth Oakland port blockade, gig workers protesting outside CEO's houses: All of these in the past month have shown that the power of...

Uber, Lyft drivers take message to CEO’s house

For longtime Uber and Lyft driver Hector Castellanos, the fight for classification as an employee under AB5 is personal. For eight months after an intensive surgery, Castellano but received...

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

A lot of people apparently have been sending emails to Trent Rhorer, the director of the Human Services Agency, because he has an auto-reply function. The message he has...

For taxi drivers, COVID is a brutal dilemma

“I can’t even afford to go to work,” said taxi driver Colin Marcoux, who has been driving a cab for over two decades. COVID has caused a sharp decline in...