Uber CEO expresses his views on the fight in California

Earlier, a state judge had ordered considering Uber incapable of employing all of its drivers in California to which Uber CEO has come up with a befitting reply in a podcast interview on Wednesday, rejecting this particular notion.

Dara Khosrowshahi mentioned that it is not a child’s play to just go out and hire 50,000 people overnight on a platform that has been bringing people wanting delivery or transportation together.

He talked about this matter on the Pivot School podcast that was being hosted by Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher and said that it was not something that could be merely flipped overnight.

The California Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman had ordered two companies last week, Uber and Lyft, to comply with the state law AB5. Schulman had also dismissed Uber’s argument on the matter which suggested that their drivers were not cored to its business as it was a technology platform.

In view of this argument, Schulman wrote that drivers are not tangential to Lyft and Uber’s business and are in fact central for their ride-hailing business to function the way it has been in the past few years.

Uber CEO expresses his views on the fight in California
Uber CEO expresses his views on the fight in California

Thereafter both the companies accepted to retool their businesses in order to comply with the law but claimed that to do so they would need to shut down operations in California entirely, of course not a permanent one. 

Moreover, there have been confirmed reports about Khosrowshahi looking forward to having other models such as a franchise-style system incorporated in the business wherein the company would be able to license its brand to fleet operators in the state of California.

In addition to that, Khosrowshahi revealed that Uber is planning to raise the prices for customers and limit the number of drivers allowed on the platform after the new response of the rail-hailing business is all set to relaunch in the state.

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