ridesharing News

Court Blocks Seattle Law Enabling Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it …

Judge Won’t Allow Challenge to Seattle’s Rideshare Driver Union Law

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik rejected …

General Motors’ Maven Gig Has Expanded to Los Angeles

Maven Gig has expanded to Los Angeles. The General Motors Co. service lets drivers rent cars by the week and use them for ridesharing and other services. Maven Gig began this spring in San Diego and San Francisco. It launched …

Challenge to Seattle’s Ridesharing-Union Law Dismissed

A judge has dismissed one challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March …

First Uber Driver in Alaska’s Denali Hits The Streets

Denali’s first Uber driver has hit the streets following Gov. Bill Walker’s recent signing of a ridesharing bill. The first thing Noah Treky, 36, did was turn on his Uber app after the governor’s approval in June, The Fairbanks Daily …

California Judge Will Let San Francisco Subpoena Uber for Driver Information

A California state judge said that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ridesharing company’s driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc. …

Alaska Governor Signs Bill Paving Way for Uber, Lyft in the Frontier State

Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation paving a way for ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to do business in Alaska. Anchorage Republican Sen. Mia Costello, a supporter of the measure, called it a jobs bill. The bill classifies …

California-based Uber Loses Officials, Faces Major Changes

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic culture and aggressive business practices. And it …

Uber, Lyft coming to Alaska, but Not State’s Most Popular Tourist Spot

Uber and Lyft are coming to Alaska, but not to the state capital’s most popular tourist attraction. The Juneau Empire reported Gov. Bill Walker is expected to sign a bill that will make Alaska the last state to allow the …

Are Uber, Lyft Public Nuisances? San Francisco Wants to Know

San Francisco has issued subpoenas to Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. for a broad scope of records on driving and business practices as part of an investigation to determine whether the ridesharing companies have become a public nuisance. City …