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Uber threatens to shut down California business if appeal isn’t approved

Uber threatens to shut down California business if appeal isn’t approved

Uber would likely shut down temporarily if a court doesn’t overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said. The plan, the CEO added, is to suspend Uber operations until November when California voters will vote on Proposition 22, which would classify drivers for apps like Uber as independent contractors but provide for some benefits.

Pryotra 4 months

Alot of unemployment headed to California. Can't imagine why so many businesses would just up and leave.

Arthur 4 months

Do it ! California is the ultimate nanny state!

Jason 4 months

The government cannot just change the nature of the contractual agreement between two parties.

dan 4 months

and it's not just drivers, cali basiclly kicked out almost all contract workers. journalists that do contract work are now limited to like 5 stories a year, if they kept the bill intact from 2 months ago when I read about this

James 4 months

Funny how politicians still get a paycheck regardless of who they affect or put out of work. The true definition of a parasite.

IvoryDove 4 months

The state is carrying water for "Da Unionz". This is criminal. The government shouldn't be picking winners and losers, especially when the campaign donors (unions) are being blatantly assisted like this.

eezcool 4 months

Travis is full of shit. He's not leaving the world's 5th largest economy for any reason. Call their bluff. Bugger Uber!

Jack 4 months

They are easily replacwd with a decentralized passenger/driver pairing app since these companies already avoid liabilities on the first place and don’t actually offer anything.

Eric 4 months

Good on them. The company doesn’t want it, most of these contractors don’t seem to want it.

Rocky 4 months

It's funny when they pass a bill to "help" contract workers and actually end up destroying the entire industry leaving all those they were "helping" unemployed and hopeless. This is a perfect analogy for every time the government gets involved in business to "help" the citizens.

Rose 4 months

Okay, I'll just stay inside like I have for 6 months anyway. And when that is done, I'll use Lyft.

ben 4 months

make them (uber/Lyft) pay their healthcare and any payroll taxes...that is fair.

Arthur 4 months

I urge uber to leave the socialist nanny state of california

OpenYourMind 4 months


Joshua 4 months

I hope they offer free rides to colonists as they leave!

Sergio 4 months

I would too, drop California

6Million$Mansplainer 4 months

So progressive, ruin livelihoods for their own good.

Jon 4 months

Called it.

Brian 4 months

Threatens? Gaslighter!

Stephen 4 months

Go ahead. You are free to leave.

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