Drivers Slam Uber's $100M Deal To End Misclassification Suits
By Matthew Guarnaccia (August 1, 2016, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A group of Uber drivers in the Bay Area urged a California federal judge on Monday to deny a proposed $100 million settlement in two driver misclassification class actions, saying the deal puts them at risk by allowing the ride-hailing giant to classify drivers as independent contractors.
The San Francisco Bay Area Drivers Association told Judge Edward M. Chen that the proposed settlement puts drivers and passengers at risk by allowing the drivers to work outside limits put in place for regular taxi or limousine drivers. The group also said Uber Technologies Inc.'s current system provides for little to no job security and...
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