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Uber to Defy California Law that Could Classify Drivers as Employees

Uber struck a defiant note Wednesday, saying that it won’t reclassify drivers as employees despite a California law expected to take effect in January that would dramatically change the status of gig workers in the state. According to the company, drivers fall “outside the usual course of Uber’s business.”

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, pictured in 2016

Uber Proposes Minimum Wage for Drivers to Combat California Bill Classifying Them as Employees

Uber has proposed to pay its drivers a new hourly minimum wage of $21, but a union affiliate representing the company’s drivers remains critical, as the proposed hourly wage would only apply while drivers actually have passengers in the car or are in route to pick someone up. The proposal is to counter a California bill classifying drivers as employees instead of independent contractors — which analysts believe could bankrupt rideshare companies.

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Allum Bokhari: Facebook Aiding Tide of ‘Political Segregation’ for Goods and Services

Breitbart News senior tech reporter Allum Bokhari, who recently uncovered Facebook’s process of labeling its users “hate agents,” elaborated on his exclusive report and how he expects it to evolve in a Friday interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow. Bokhari pointed out the striking similarity between the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe and the Chinese government, which has implemented a “social credit system” in an effort to train its citizens to behave in a manner that pleases the communist regime.

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Uber Claims Humans ‘Bully’ Its Self-Driving Cars

Uber claims that its self-driving cars are being “bullied” by pedestrians and drivers who are “testing the boundaries” of the vehicles. The ride-sharing company says that people have been captured on camera giving the cars rude gestures and uttering rude remarks.

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