By Edward Escobar (Source: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/03/uber-and-lyft-are-pushing-drivers-into-poverty-opinion.html) Uber has a lucrative business model, but it has one problem: It relies on pushing its drivers into poverty. The courts are still skeptical —Continue readingUber and Lyft are pushing drivers into poverty | Opinion
Listen to the stream In this special edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about why rideshare drivers are going on strike. As Uber prepares to go public tomorrow, drivers inContinue readingUber and Lyft drivers strike ahead of IPOs
(Source: https://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2019/05/08/rideshare-workers-protest-for-fair-treatment/) Today (May 8) and throughout this week, drivers from the rideshare apps Uber and Lyft are protesting. In some areas, drivers are striking, logging out of their appsContinue readingRideshare Workers Protest for Fair Treatment
(Source: https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/meet-the-people-driving-the-uber-lyft-st-id545889417) The Lyft and Uber IPOs are fueling a movement for drivers to unite and ask for better rights and pay. But it’s a challenging battle ahead. Jane LanheeContinue readingMeet The People Driving The Uber, Lyft Strikes
(Source: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/24/the-lobbying-is-fast-and-furious-as-gig-companies-seek-relief-from-pro-labor-supreme-court-ruling/) For four years, Edhuar Arellano has left his house at 7 a.m. on weekdays to drive customers around the Bay Area for Lyft and Uber . Most days, he doesn’t get homeContinue readingThe lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling
The Supreme Court of California issued a big victory this week for those who work in the so-called gig economy, where people take jobs at varying times and places —Continue readingCalifornia Supreme Court Rules on Gig Workers
Listen to the stream On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the desperation felt by drivers for taxis and companies like Uber and Lyft. The median income forContinue readingWhat protections are needed for drivers in the era of Uber and Lyft?