As of today, the world of independent, noncommercial journalism is turned on its head. Effective Jan. 1, Assembly Bill 5 limits freelance writers and photojournalists to 35 submissions per outlet in any given year. The alternative is to hire freelancers as employees, but as most people well know, independent news
Imagine life on Market Street with no cars. You could play soccer, do somersaults or have a heated debate with your imaginary friend right in the middle of the road. Well, maybe not exactly…but close. The city is about to find out just what people will do in the middle
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 Wednesday, which firms up what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee and beginning in 2020, many workers will be reclassified according to the new rules. That’s music to the ears of many Uber and Lyft drivers who have been hard at work
San Francisco Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t trying to pick you up today. Instead, as Uber is set to make billions on the public stock exchange, drivers are striking in the name of things like livable wages and minimal benefits. San Francisco rideshare drivers are joining others from cities across
On Wednesday May 8th, Lyft and Uber drivers in cities across the US will be turning off their apps in protest as Uber’s IPO approaches. While the current list of cities includes New York, San Francisco, San Diego, LA, Philly, Chicago, DC, Boston and Minneapolis, ALL of us should refrain
Oakland resident Brittney Sundquist (27 yrs) escaped what she describes as an attempted abduction by a Lyft Driver on August 23rd, 2018. She filled a police report the next morning and posted a screenshot of the driver along with her story on a facebook post. Britney explained that the Lyft Driver going
While people were celebrating Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland, Tech execs were busy driving e-scooters into ‘San Fran’ at a top speed of 15 mph. Naturally, there are some problems, you don’t introduce an invasive species into a San Francisco without upsetting the habitat.
On Craigslist there were a surprising number of posts for passengers seeking passengers, passengers seeking drivers, and other combinations found just within the last couple of weeks.