Rideshare in California is at risk

August 18 / US

We may have to temporarily suspend ridesharing in California starting this week.

The California Attorney General obtained a court order that requires rideshare companies to hire drivers as employees—immediately—or else shut down.

We’ve appealed this decision, but if we are not successful in our appeal, we will need to temporarily shut down by Thursday night. 

We know that riders rely on Uber to get around, and drivers rely on the Uber app to earn income. We wanted to let you know that this is a possibility, so you can plan accordingly.

We remain committed to helping drivers get access to new benefits and protections without compromising the flexibility they have today via Proposition 22, which is on the ballot this November. You can learn more about Prop 22 here.

We’ll keep you updated this week as we learn more.

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