• Uber Drivers Say Company Changes Are Hurting Earnings

    Uber has made changes to entice new and old drivers to get back on the road and weeks after those changes, local drivers say these changes have affected surcharges and driving rates, actually leaving fewer uber drivers on the road. And it’s affecting riders, too! NBC Palm Springs spoke to drivers and passengers who are […]

  • Ride-Hailing Driver Who Sexually Assaulted Teen Pleads Guilty

    A ride-hailing driver who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in Palm Desert after the two met during a ride pleaded guilty Thursday to a half-dozen felony charges. Ismael Gaspar, 38, of Cathedral City faces a maximum of 16 years in state prison. He remains free on bond pending sentencing, scheduled for May 13 at the […]

  • Prop 22 Passes But Fight Continues

    Suzanne has been a driver for Uber and Lyft for a year, she voted yes on Proposition 22, like the majority of California voters. It passed. “I’m so happy because it means that I can still earn money on my own time when I want around my own schedule,” says Suzanne. App based rideshare and […]

  • Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees

    In a major win for gig economy companies, CNN projects California voters have passed a costly and controversial ballot measure to exempt firms like Uber and Lyft from having to classify their gig workers in the state as employees rather than as independent contractors. Backed by more than $200 million from Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Uber-owned […]

  • Uber and Lyft Services Safe For Now, Judge Grants Emergency Stay

    Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are safe from services halting in California, at least for now. The companies have been granted a temporary reprieve delaying and order that would have forced them to reclassify drivers. On one end of the spectrum, Lyft and Uber drivers sharing their frustration, on the other end, taxi drivers tell […]

  • Appeals Court Action Averts Shutdown Of Uber, Lyft Service

    (CNS) – Uber and Lyft will keep operating in Riverside County and across California — for now — with a state appeals court Thursday putting on hold a ruling requiring the ride-hailing companies to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors. The decision by the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal averted threats […]

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