This Week in Rideshare: Lawsuits, Unions and Drones.

Uber Eats gets sued, the battle in Seattle comes to an end, and drones help drivers. LegalRideshare breaks it down.

MONDAY 4/13/20

On Monday, GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats were all sued for exploiting prices on groceries. Reuters explains:

In a proposed class action filed in Manhattan federal court, three consumers said the defendants violated U.S. antitrust law by requiring that restaurants charge delivery customers and dine-in customers the same price, while imposing “exorbitant” fees of 10% to 40% of revenue to process delivery orders.

TUESDAY 4/14/20

A long fought battle in Seattle has come to an end, as the city, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Uber subsidiary Raiser LLC agreed to dismiss the case, which focused on Uber and Lyft drivers wanting to unionize. Seattle Times reported:

The law, passed in 2015, allowed drivers for ride-hailing apps to organize, unusual because the companies consider drivers independent contractors rather than traditional employees. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenged the law in court, and the Seattle City Council later removed provisions from the law allowing drivers to negotiate over pay if they organized.


A 50-car pile up jammed a Chicago highways on Wednesday and added to an unprecedented amount of accidents. Chicago Tribune explains:

The Kennedy crash was by far the largest, though none of the injuries were serious. In addition to the 14 taken to hospitals, 45 people were evaluated on the scene after the chain-reaction accident about 5 a.m. at North Avenue, officials said.

THURSDAY 4/16/20

What do drones have to do with rideshare? A lot, apparently. We interviewed the co-founders of Aerial Influence about the benefits of drones and how they can support drivers during this pandemic.

FRIDAY 4/17/20

What was seen as a good-intended move by Uber has now been called an “ever-moving goalpost” as drivers struggle to get access to Uber’s Paid Sick Leave. Vice explains:

In the month since it was introduced, the policy has changed multiple times in ways that have excluded the very groups who need sick paid leave the most while increasing the documentation required to receive compensation.

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