Early this month, the state of California filed a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft, claiming that both companies are misclassifying workers as independent contractors. The suit was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The somewhat curious, slightly shady part of the whole deal is that each of the attorneys involved in the suit have significant labor connections. Namely, their campaigns have garnered hefty contributions from the state’s Big Labor community. Click here for details.