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Lyft customers will pay a fee ranging from 30 cents to $1.50 per ride to cover increased benefits to drivers. (Shutterstock)

Lyft announces additional fee for California riders to cover cost of Prop. 22 driver benefits

Following Uber’s lead, company says price hike necessary to make business ‘sustainable’

 

Uber Lyft (Shutterstock)

Gig drivers and labor unions ask state Supreme Court to strike down Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleges voter-approved legislation violates California’s constitution

 

Rideshare workers protest outside Uber headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lyft, Uber win stay of order requiring them to reclassify drivers as employees

Court decision puts off threatened shutdown by app-based companies seeking to influence state voters

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft ordered to classify drivers as employees

California judge issues scathing decision granting preliminary injunction

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters have ralled against companies hiring app-based drivers such as Uber for not doing enough to protect workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash bring their battle against AB5 to November ballot

Measure would classify app-based drivers as independent contractors, offer some additional benefits

Protesters have ralled against companies hiring app-based drivers such as Uber for not doing enough to protect workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The massive pot holes in San Francisco city streets can ruin your night. Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner

Navigating a Friday night blowout

The streets of San Francisco are ribbed for your car’s pleasure. And…

The massive pot holes in San Francisco city streets can ruin your night. Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner
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SF-based Uber to pay $148 million penalty for covering up data breach

Uber Technologies has agreed to pay a $148 million penalty to all…

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(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Uber exploring low-price ‘Express POOL’ service to SFO amid national expansion

Uber is launching its Express POOL service in six new cities across…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)

Lyft agrees to let SF transit agencies review data

The San Francisco City Attorney's Office and Lyft Inc. have reached an…

(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Uber and Lyft drivers to avoid registering for business licenses in every city they drive in. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF sues state over Uber business license law

Update 02/09 9:26 a.m.: State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued a statement…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Uber and Lyft drivers to avoid registering for business licenses in every city they drive in. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Top SF transit official frustrated by lack of Uber, Lyft regulations

San Francisco plays almost no role in regulating Uber and Lyft locally.…

Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Newly-appointed San Francisco Police Chief William Scott addresses the media during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday, December 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Top stories of the week: New SFPD chief, Uber drama, Newsom gets busted

It's been a busy week in San Francisco Examiner's newsroom. Check out…

Newly-appointed San Francisco Police Chief William Scott addresses the media during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday, December 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Uber this week halted its self-driving car program in San Francisco. (Courtesy Uber)

Uber sending its self-driving vehicles to Arizona

Only a day after the California DMV put a kibosh on Uber’s…

Uber this week halted its self-driving car program in San Francisco. (Courtesy Uber)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Uber’s security guards displace homeless near self-driving car storage facility

Ride-hail company Uber has been making headlines recently after releasing (and then…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Above, Uber's experimental self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Penn. An Uber-made self-driving car rolled through The City last week, but was being driven by a person. (Courtesy Uber)

Mayor Lee tells Uber to cease driverless car operations until correct permits are obtained

Mayor Ed Lee spoke with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Friday morning, telling…

Above, Uber's experimental self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Penn. An Uber-made self-driving car rolled through The City last week, but was being driven by a person. (Courtesy Uber)
(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Concerns raised about self-driving cars, bicycles sharing the streets

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) published an article on its blog Thursday highlighting…

(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Luxor has operated in San Francisco since 1928, and is among its oldest still-operating cab companies. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Luxor cabs receive legacy business status

Luxor Cab Company is now officially part of San Francisco history. The…

Luxor has operated in San Francisco since 1928, and is among its oldest still-operating cab companies. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Uber, SF clash in state talks over fingerprint criminal checks

San Francisco officials and ride-hail company Uber clashed in state legal filings…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and traffic in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

The thin checkered line

For some stupid reason, I still start my shifts at Caltrain these…

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and traffic in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Revelers join in the fun on Sunday at San Francisco's famous Folsom Street Fair. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Suits and leather jock straps

Last week is a blur. In retrospect, I’m not sure why I…

Revelers join in the fun on Sunday at San Francisco's famous Folsom Street Fair. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)