Uber News

California Uber Drivers Get Class Action Status in Employment Suit

Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a key development in a case threatening Uber’s business model and that of other hot startups dependent on similar service workers. Three …

Las Vegas Airport May Soon Get Uber, Lyft Service

Travelers flying to Las Vegas may soon be able to hail a ride from Uber or Lyft. Officials have been developing plans allowing the ride-hailing companies to pick up and drop off passengers using McCarran International Airport. The option won’t …

Uber Deploys Lobbyists to Reshape Driver Rules in California

Uber has spent more on lobbyists in California than Facebook and Apple combined to fend off regulations aimed at the heart of its worldwide business model. The San Francisco company’s lobbyists are pushing lawmakers to exempt its drivers from obtaining …

Uber Bookings on Pace to Pass $10B This Year, Investor Report Shows

Uber Technologies Inc’s global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors seen by Reuters. The ride-hailing service, which operates in over …

California Prosecutors Say Uber Screening Missed Ex-Convicts

Uber Technologies Inc.’s criminal background checks for drivers failed to prevent it from hiring registered sex offenders, identity thieves, burglars, a kidnapper and a convicted murderer, California prosecutors said. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles escalated their …

N.Y.’s ‘Annoyance Lawyer’ Sues Uber Over Anti-De Blasio Robocall Campaign

An attorney who calls himself the “Annoyance Lawyer” sued Uber Technologies Inc. over its robocall campaign attacking New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over his proposal to limit the number of drivers. Todd C. Bank sued on behalf of recipients …

Uber Headache if More Drivers Want Full-Time Status

Thousands of new full-time workers would spring into existence if Uber is forced to stop treating some of its drivers like contract workers, and the benefits that come with that employee status may entice part-time rideshare drivers to beef up their …

Uber, Lyft Apply For Nevada Operation Permits

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft filed applications just before the weekend for permits to operate in Nevada, meaning they could be cleared to hit the roads within a month. Uber spokeswoman Eva Behrend said the company submitted its application to …

NYC Taxi Driver-Owners Form New Association to Take on Uber

Dozens of angry, independent taxi medallion owners in New York City have been making their opinions about Uber heard at City Hall. The newly formed Taxi Driver-Owner Association said Wednesday that the rapid growth of the Uber ride-hailing service has …

Poll: NYC Voters See Yellow-Taxi Industry Working to Limit Uber

Sixty-five percent of New York City voters say they believe political campaign contributions by the yellow-taxi industry are behind efforts by some elected officials to limit the growth of the Uber ride-hailing service, according to a poll released Monday. The …