In an action to enable the $60 Billion tech giant, to continue to classify its drivers as “independent contractors,” drivers settled their lawsuit a little over a month before it was slated to go to trial.
“Uber is once again looking to end run any accountability for directly supplying accessible vehicles for New Yorkers. Instead, the $51 billion company is cooking up a complicated scheme that allows it to avoid complying with regulations that now govern NY taxis-thus allowing Uber to maintain the fiction that it’s not a cab company.”
“The city council should not be allying itself with a company that has spit in the face of some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers. It is passed time for the legislature to pass into law an accessibility mandate for Uber that is comparable to the 50% target mandated for NYC taxis.”
Uber to Carve Out Own Exception in New York State Regulations to Side-step Disabled and Skirt the Law
The entry of Uber into the local car-for-hire businesses around the country has created a tension between the company, its taxi competitors, and the rules that localities have promulgated to regulate for-hire-vehicles. In all of these localities Uber has attempted to create as many exemptions from the regulations for itself, claiming that it is a [...]
Uber Technologies Inc. and its co-founder Travis Kalanick will have to defend a lawsuit that accuses them of running an antitrust scheme by using an app to set high surge fares.