Alarcon Nunez, 40, of Santa Maria was accused of sexually assaulting or stealing from intoxicated women who had ordered rides or whom he had picked up in 2017 and 2018 in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
Uber says that it is keeping its mask policy in place to follow the federal CDC mandate requiring travelers to wear a mask.
Uber is dedicating $250 million to enticing potential new employees and offering better incentives to current drivers.
Uber announced that it will send users up-to-date information about unrest at state capitols ahead of Inauguration Day and “will not hesitate” to ban users who violate its policies on “violent behavior and illegal activity.”
Uber has pledged 10 million free or discounted rides for those seeking to get the coronavirus vaccine, saying it wants to ensure transportation is not a barrier.
The battle between the powerhouses of the so-called gig economy and labor unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters could become the most expensive ballot measure in state history. Voters are weighing whether to create an exemption to a new state law aimed at providing wage and benefit protections to drivers.
Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.
Uber and Lyft are threatening to pull out of California by the end of the week if they are forced to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.
Uber's CEO said the ride-hailing company could cut service in California if a rule takes effect that grants drivers the status and benefits of employees.
In recognition of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Uber is providing drivers and riders with information about the signs to identify and report human trafficking.
Authorities in Florida said they arrested a Tennessee man accused of abducting an Uber driver, who jumped out of the moving car in Georgia.
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
A flat 50-cent tax could soon be waiting outside for Georgians looking to hail a ride.
Users of ride-hailing services, taxis and limousines in Georgia would pay a tax of 50 cents per ride under a measure moving forward in the state Senate.
Dozens of Atlanta-based Uber drivers attended a training session with Georgia’s first lady Marty Kemp, to learn how to recognize and report human trafficking.
Uber has multiple systems in place that prioritize rider safety but the app can now track and send your exact location to Atlanta Police dispatch in case of an emergency.
In a statement, Uber said Kalanick is leaving the board to focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors.