Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Published: July 18, 2019

Some Uber and Lyft drivers are going public to demand an equal say in negotiations over whether they will become employees or remain independent contractors. As California lawmakers weigh a bill that could change the drivers’ status, Uber, Lyft, labor leaders and government officials have been thrashing out ideas in formal talks, but drivers have not been present. They have, however, participated in other meetings with the governor’s office and unions who’d like to represent the drivers.