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Uber likely to shut down temporarily in CA over driver ruling, CEO says

1 month ago   |   By ABC

The announcement comes days after a judge ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.
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Uber CEO threatens to halt service in California until November election

Uber CEO threatens to halt service in California until November election

1 month ago   |   By Politico

OAKLAND - Uber's CEO threatened Wednesday to shut down the ride-hailing service in California until the November election in response to a judge ordering the company to reclassify its drivers.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge ordered Uber and Lyft on Monday to stop treating their drivers as independent contractors, granting a request from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that the companies comply with a new statewide classification standard. The order came with a 10-day stay, and the companies said they would appeal.
But if that effort for a legal reprieve fails, Uber CEO...
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Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California Over Labor Law

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees.
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Uber CEO threatens to temporarily shut down the app in California over labor disputes

Uber CEO threatens to temporarily shut down the app in California over labor disputes

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber's CEO said the company could temporarily shut down in California if forced to consider its drivers employees.
On Monday, a court ruled in favor of labor activists in ordering Uber and other gig-work firms to pay workers as employees, not contractors.
A group of companies that rely on independent contractors have proposed a "third" way of classifying workers, including a benefits pool that can follow workers across apps and platforms while maintaining flexibility.
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