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Dynamex Law: Many Black App-Based Drivers, Media Freelancers Want to Remain ‘Their Own Bosses’

July 25, 2019
On Monday, July 8, Agbasi joined other members of the “I’m Independent Coalition” for a press conference at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. At the event, a panel of advocates, community leaders and drivers called on lawmakers to fix the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and amend AB 5, a bill the full Senate is expected to hear and vote on in September. Nearly 500 on-demand delivery drivers from across the state also rallied at the State Capitol July16 asking state legislators to fix the pending bill and protect their flexibility. ... read more »
Rideshare Workers Urge Legislation Maintaining Flexibility Along with Fair Labor Practices
July 18, 2019
The discussion at the press conference was focused on the recent Dynamex legislation that participants say, puts a limit on how contractors can govern their work day. ... read more »
Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
Rideshare Driver Charged with Kidnapping Passengers
November 2, 2018
An Uber driver was charged today with kidnapping four passengers on Halloween and leading Santa Monica police in a pursuit, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
NFL suspends Bucs QB Jameis Winston for 3 games
July 5, 2018
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open the season without quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. ... read more »
Woman Sues Alleging Sexual Assault by Uber Driver
June 7, 2018
The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed against Uber Technologies Inc. and Alaric Spence, alleging sexual battery, false imprisonment, battery, civil rights violations and intentional infliction of emotional. ... read more »
UberAir Proposes Flying Cars in Los Angeles by 2020
November 10, 2017
Uber also announced it has signed an agreement with Sandstone Properties to develop skyport infrastructure to serve as takeoff and landing hubs for uberAIR flights at Sandstone's 20 locations in the greater L.A. area. ... read more »
Local STEAM Students Begin Tour, Teach Technology To Other Students
August 10, 2017
Dorsey students go on tour of major technology companies in spite of setbacks and challenges. ... read more »
City Commission Signs Off on Uber, Lyft/ LAX Agreement
July 22, 2015
A Los Angeles city commission signed off recently on an agreement that would allow ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber to legally pick-up passengers from Los Angeles International Airport. ... read more »
California Labor Commission rules that Uber driver is an employee, not contractor
June 24, 2015
A ruling in the case of a single Uber driver could have much broader implications for the popular ride-hailing service and for companies like it that rely on workers they see as independent contractors for on-demand services. ... read more »
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