Hundreds of Uber and Lyft Drivers from across California will descend on the Bay Area, taking their hundreds-strong motor pilgrimage to Uber’s doorstep to demand they not impede the passage of Assembly Bill 5 and a path to unionization for drivers; Drivers will discuss their struggles and their demand for AB 5 and a union at a worker roundtable in Oakland
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft Drivers en route to Sacramento from Los Angeles will meet with United Farm Workers members in Fresno, drawing attention to the shared struggles of drivers and farmworkers and hand delivering driver messages directly to the Fresno Chamber of Commerce to demand they stop their campaign against Assembly Bill 5 and drivers’ rights.
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft Drivers en route to Sacramento from Los Angeles will make a symbolic stop in Delano to meet with United Farm Workers members at the historic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers to pay homage to California’s historic labor fight with a journey through the Grapevine, stopping in the heart of the Farmworkers movement in Delano and Fresno on Day 1 before moving on to the Bay Area and the Capitol; Drivers are calling for the passage of Assembly Bill 5, which would end employee misclassification by Silicon Valley giants, and for the right to form a democratic, driver-led union.
Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers will descend on El Monte City Hall to call on the City of El Monte to establish a $30/hour Living Wage Ordinance for rideshare drivers within city boundaries.
Last week, both Uber and Lyft attempted to pressure drivers by using empty promises and scare tactics into opposing Assembly Bill 5, legislation that would expand rights and protections for drivers in California through mass emails and in-app push notifications. The petition language threatens drivers with less flexibility should the legislation pass.
City of Oxnard frontline workers are coming out to say no to cuts that will eliminate or weaken vital cultural arts programs like the Carnegie Art Museum, the Performing Arts Center, the library in La Colonia and La Colonia Boxing Gym. These important programs serve the most vulnerable residents in our community.
The spending plan, which proposes cutting over $6 million from cultural programming and public works, will shutter several of the city’s cultural landmarks, scale back community programming, and layoff nearly 30 City employees. The proposed cuts come after years of financial mismanagement by City leaders, who now aim to right the ship by cutting programs and services Oxnard residents depend on.
The cuts to staff and services are being made at the insistence of Huron Consulting, a private firm that has been paid nearly $10 million in taxpayer funds to essentially recommend cuts to services that benefit taxpayers and the general public.
The Uber hub take-over will be followed by a “Motor March” to a South L.A. McDonald’s restaurant. During the “Motor March,” Uber and Lyft employees will drive behind a large procession of L.A. fast food workers, child care providers, home care workers and janitors who are all part of the “Fight for $15” movement.