Uber, Lyft spend big in Calif. to oppose gig worker law

Using a recently-published Cornell University driver pay study in Seattle as a basis, Reuters calculated that each full-time driver would cost the company, on average, an additional $7,700. That includes roughly $4,560 in annual employer-based California and federal payroll taxes and some $3,140 in annual workers’ compensation insurance, which is

How Uber and Lyft Are Buying Labor Laws

As usual in presidential years, the election night excitement in true-blue California will come not at the top of the ballot, where Democrats are all but assured victory, but from the state’s exhausting experiment with direct democracy. And nestled amongst this year’s 12 ballot measures on everything from taxes to

Uber, Lyft look to kill California law on app-based drivers

The battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and labor unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters