Entries by Kyle

Solidarity Summer: Drivers Meet to Fight Ballot Measure

On Tuesday, more than 200 Mobile Workers Alliance Drivers came together for a virtual meeting to plan how we’re going to fight back against the anti-driver ballot initiative being pushed by Uber, Lyft and Doordash. Check out the full recap below and watch the condensed meeting video on YouTube. We kicked the meeting off with […]

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 […]