Uber moves to end surge pricing; here’s how drivers are responding.

Uber announced last Thursday that they were planning on phasing out Surge completely starting with major cities in the U.S and in India. The app will now show the fare before you embark on your ride rather than at the end. Continue reading “Uber moves to end surge pricing; here’s how drivers are responding.”

Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries

Walmart and Sam’s club are going to use Uber, Lyft and Deliv to make last mile grocery deliveries. A plan wil be unveiled in the near future giving details of the partnership. This will be in order to compete with Amazon Fresh and other last mile grocery delivery services. We had written about whether Uber was becoming the new Walmart.. Continue reading “Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries”

Uber valued at $62.5 billion: receives $3.5 billion cash infusion

Uber has attracted $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, an investment it says will help it expand in both Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. Continue reading “Uber valued at $62.5 billion: receives $3.5 billion cash infusion”

A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts

A new settlement has been reached in the Lyft driver misclassification case, and Lyft will pay $27 million to drivers under this new agreement. This settlement was renegotiated after the judge in the case rejected the first agreement. Based on this new settlement, drivers will get paid out Continue reading “A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts”

Drivers react, express frustration at Uber settlement

Yesterday Uber announced that they settled the case over worker classification for up to $100M and effectively keeping drivers as independent contractors.

We surveyed SherpaShare drivers within our app to get their reactions. Drivers expressed surprise at the settlement and overall were not very satisfied with the result.  Continue reading “Drivers react, express frustration at Uber settlement”

Uber Settles for $100M, Drivers Stay Independent Contractors

In a major announcement on Thursday, Uber announced they had reached a settlement in it’s ongoing legal battle over worker classification – a move seen as a major benefit to Uber (albeit expensive)

The settlement comes just a week after we had Shannon Liss-Riordan, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, answered driver questions on the SherpaShare blog with absolutely no indication that this legal fight would end so soon.

Many drivers assumed this legal battle would continue and potentially disrupt the on-demand industry as we know it if companies were forced to classify drivers as employees. But, instead of going to trial, Uber made the following concessions:

Continue reading “Uber Settles for $100M, Drivers Stay Independent Contractors”

Chariot for Women is now SafeHer, delays launch citing high demand

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about the launch of Chariot for Women with the app planning to launch on April 19. However they have now rebranded. Continue reading “Chariot for Women is now SafeHer, delays launch citing high demand”

SF to require all Uber and Lyft drivers to get a business license

San Fran will require all independent contractors to obtain business licenses if they drive for Lyft or Uber for seven or more days a year.  Continue reading “SF to require all Uber and Lyft drivers to get a business license”

Shuddle, ‘Uber for kids’ to shut down!

Shuddle, the Uber for kids, who had provided 65,000 rides around the Bay Area, announced today that they are unable to raise a new round of financing and are shutting down operations completely on April 15th. Continue reading “Shuddle, ‘Uber for kids’ to shut down!”

Uber pays $10 million to settle Driver Background Check Lawsuit

Shannon Liss-Riordan will be joining us on Pulse next week and will answer all your questions about the lawsuits she is currently pursuing against Uber. Given a whole host of decisions are coming through fairly soon, we take a look at one that just was announced… Continue reading “Uber pays $10 million to settle Driver Background Check Lawsuit”