Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosroshahi, in a late night email thanked the drivers for the victory. “The future of independent work is more secure because many drivers like you talked,” he wrote. He said that Uber would make available the new benefits promised by Prophet 22 “as soon as possible”.
“The last 14 months in California have been the most important points on this issue,” Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist who advised Uber on political issues during his early years. Uber, and Uber, and other gig economy players, who have won the election, will push for federal legislation to be formally enacted into the country’s labor laws.
The passage of Prophet 22 is a bitter loss for state and local authorities, who have long viewed ride-hailing companies as stubborn upstarts who shut down any effort to follow the rules.
Many local officials believed that California was gentle for a very long time when it came to regulating Uber and Lyft and how influential and influential gullible companies were.
“For a very long time, Uber and Lyft paid attention to the punctuality of public officials across the country,” said San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera. Mr. Herrera has sued Uber and Lyft for forcing them to hire their drivers, and litigation continues. “They said, ‘We are not going to ask permission, we will apologize after the fact, once the horse is in the barn.’ ‘
Uber and Lyft launched in early 2010 with only a handful of drivers, resembling more car pool services from the professional fleet. While Uber initially attempted to mimic black car services, it quickly joined with Lyft in promoting the idea that drivers were attracted by the novelty of gig work rather than by the promise of traditional employment.
Transit officials and taxi companies warned that the drivers lacked professional certification and were not subjected to background checks. Uber and Lyft argued that they were primarily technology companies, not transportation companies, and should not be forced into the cumbersome requirements of licenses, security checks and employment. The California Public Utilities Commission established baseline safety requirements, but allowed Uber and Lyft to avoid hiring drivers.