Media Advisory for Thurs., Mar. 19, 2020 — Thousands of Uber and Lyft Drivers Demand Silicon Valley Giants Take Immediate Action to Protect Drivers from Novel Coronavirus

Drivers Call on Companies to Comply with State Law and Reclassify Drivers as Employees; Immediately Drop Deceptive $110 Million Ballot Measure and Use Funds to Provide Relief to Drivers; Provide 14 Days Paid Leave to All Affected Drivers; Provide Free COVID-19 Screenings to All Drivers LOS ANGELES, CA – Thousands … Read More

Statement for Fri., Mar. 13, 2020 – Bob Schoonover on Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on Frontline Healthcare Professionals and Other Public Employees

Our union is actively working with employers to ensure facilities and worksites have the equipment and supplies they need; that workers are trained in the right protocols for their job and workplace; and they are appropriately staffed. Frontline public workers are leading the fight for safer workplaces, and their efforts are an important step in protecting the health of our communities.   

Media Advisory for Mar. 11, 2020 – Growing Epidemic of Violent Attacks on Rideshare Drivers Prompt Uber and Lyft Drivers to Host Self-Defense Classes

Following reports of rampant violence towards Uber and Lyft drivers – including a violent physical attack on a New York City (NYC) Uber driver that left him in a coma for 25 days – members of the Mobile Workers Alliance (MWA) are jumping into action to host preventive self-defense classes for all Uber and Lyft drivers in the Los Angeles area. 

Media Advisory for Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 — Uber & Lyft Drivers to Rally to Protest Unsanitary Restrooms at LAX

Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers with the Mobile Workers Alliance will rally at the Los Angeles International Airport rideshare holding lot to protest the dangerous and unsanitary conditions of the restrooms provided to drivers, before delivering a petition with more than 2,000 signatures to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials. Restrooms at the rideshare holding lot are disease ridden and unsanitary, with insufficient maintenance causing human waste and paper trash to accumulate quickly, often spilling out of the toilets and onto floors and surrounding areas.