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"Throughout its history, Uber has made firing decisions based on a system that it knows is poisoned with racial discrimination," says attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan.
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A lawsuit alleges Uber used a "constant barrage" of "propaganda," "old-school exploitation" and "scare tactics" to get drivers to back its ballot measure campaign.
California has become ground zero for gig worker status as a major lawsuit and a nearly $200 million ballot measure campaign heat up.
As the Proposition 22 battle heats up in California, opponents of the initiative say the campaign saved $1.5 million in postage using nonprofit status.
Labor rights groups say California's Proposition 22, which could decide the fate of gig work, will hurt communities of color.
If the ride-hailing company is forced to make drivers employees in California, the company's leader says leaving the state could be a possibility.
"There's no way around it, Uber's Prop. 22 is a multimillion dollar effort to deny these workers their rights," he says.
Today's major tech headlines include all the new Google products announced today, Facebook Messenger and Instagram to soon allow crosschat and Seattle's approval of minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers.
The ride-hailing services will be required to pay their drivers at least $16.39 under the new law.