Entries by Kyle

Huge Win! California Sues Uber & Lyft Over Misclassification

This is a game changer. For more than a year we’ve been rallying, motor marching, caravanning, sending letters, making calls, attending hearings and council meetings and doing everything in our power to get AB5 passed and then enforced. Last fall, we won passage. Tuesday morning, we won a huge step toward enforcement. In a live-streamed […]

CA Drivers: “By taking on Uber and Lyft, AG Becerra is taking action to protect drivers and taxpayers”

CALIFORNIA — Today, in response to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s announcement of a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft in partnership with the city attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to hold the companies accountable for violating California law, ignoring workplace rules and refusing to pay payroll taxes or contribute to the […]

California Uber/Lyft Drivers Welcome Unemployment Relief from Gov Newsom and Renew Push for Employers to Pay their Fair Share

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom clarified during his daily press briefing that gig workers can receive both unemployment insurance and ensure proper classification pursuant to AB5, despite misleading statements by rideshare companies. Armen Oganesyan, a  leader with Mobile Workers Alliance from Los Angeles who drives for Uber and Lyft, and Jose Galindo, a We […]

Recap: MWA Statewide COVID-19 Response Call with Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez

Organizing During Corona Nearly a thousand drivers from Mobile Workers Alliance and We Drive Progress hosted a statewide COVID-19 Response Call on Tuesday to share how the unprecedented outbreak of the novel coronavirus has impacted drivers, outline resources available to drivers and launch a campaign to escalate our demands for better protection from this outbreak […]

COVID-19 Resources for Drivers

MWA COVID-19 Resource Headquarters The full effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have yet to be felt, but many Uber and Lyft drivers are already being affected by this public health crisis. The companies’ refusal to comply with Assembly Bill 5 and properly classify drivers as employees has left us without basic employment protections like sick […]

¡Llama a tus senadores y demanda que los choferes sean incluidos en el Alivio Federal! 1-877-267-5060

Ahorita, funcionarios federales están trabajando en una legislación para trabajadores y negocios afectado por la crisis del COVID-19. Pero porque los choferes esta incorrectamente clasificados como contratistas independientes, hay una posibilidad de que no nos incluyan en ningún Alivio Federal para los empleados. Eso no lo podemos permitir. Nosotros estamos trayéndoles la comida a la […]

Call Your Senators & Demand Drivers Be Included in Federal COVID-19 Relief! 1-877-267-5060

Right now, federal officials are working on legislation for workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis! Since drivers are misclassified as independent contractors, there’s a chance that we could be left out of any relief that’s targeted at employees. That can’t happen.  We’re the ones out here getting meals to people, giving them rides to […]

Choferes de la Alianza de Trabajadores Móviles responden a los cruel comentaros del director ejecutivo de Ubre y exigen acción real para proteger a los chóferes del COVID-19/Coronavirus

En una conferencia virtual, los choferes de la Alianza de Trabajadores Móviles respondieron a los comentarios crueles del director ejecutivo de Uber Dara Khosrowshahi sobre la crisis de la salud pública. Esta mañana, Khosrowshahi les dijo a los analistas financieros, “Sin duda la situación demuestra la desventaja de agregar protecciones básicas a empleo que requiere […]