Uber

Government, Business

Appeals Court Orders Uber, Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX. Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX in September 2019. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. face the gravest threat yet to their business models after an appeals court ruled they must treat their drivers in California as employees instead of independent contractors.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Weighs Purchase of BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture

Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.

September 28, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. (Dan MacMedan for GM)

Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent contractors, a new statewide poll shows.

Taryn Luna | Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Yandex, Uber to Spin Off Self-Driving Cars Into New Company

Yandex and Uber plan to spin off their self-driving cars into a new company. Self-driving vehicles operated by Yandex sit parked at the company's engineering center in Moscow, Russia, on June 10. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV and Uber Technologies Inc. will spin off the self-driving car unit of their joint venture into a separate company, giving Yandex more control over the businesses and paving the way for new investors.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

Uber vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars. Uber autonomous vehicles sit in a lot in Pittsburgh on May 6. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies.

Keith Laing | The Detroit News
August 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber, Lyft Win Delay on Converting Drivers to Employees

Driver putting Lyft sticker car next to Uber sticker A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber and Lyft were spared from having to rapidly convert their California drivers to employees after an appeals court agreed they can keep their business models in place while challenging a judge’s order to comply with a state labor law.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Seeks Court Reprieve After California Shutdown Threat

Uber is asking an appeals court for an extended reprieve on California Assembly Bill 5. A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage at the Oakland International Airport. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. joined Lyft Inc. in asking an appeals court for an extended reprieve on converting California drivers to employees after both companies warned that a rapid overhaul of their business models may force them to suspend operations in their home state.

Clare Roth | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber, Lyft Denied Extended Delay of Driver Labor Ruling in California

Lyft and Uber badges are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle. With the denial, Uber and Lyft can now ask a state appeals court to overrule the judge and keep his order on hold beyond its 10-day expiration. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. failed to persuade a judge to put an extended hold on his order converting their California drivers to employees while they appeal.

Clare Roth | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber’s Legal Strategy on Driver Fight: Delay, Appeal to Public

A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage. A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage at the Oakland International Airport in August 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s warning that the company may have to temporarily shut down in California is textbook strategy for the ride-hailing giant: When adverse court rulings hit, appeal to the public for support and seek to delay regulatory action.

Clare Roth and Erin Mulvaney | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California Over Labor Law

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2020

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