Uber’s $9 Million Data Fine Is ‘Drops in the Bucket,’ Unions Say

Nov. 18, 2021, 11:39 PM

A pair of union locals advocating for gig drivers urged California regulators to reject a proposed $9 million settlement with Uber Technologies Inc. over sexual assault incidents, arguing it is “nothing more than drops in the bucket” for the ride-hail giant.

Thursday’s filing from Service Employees International Union locals 721 and 1021 marks the latest development in the long-running fight between Uber and the California Public Utilities Commission over the company’s first-in-the-industry safety report about sexual assaults of drivers and passengers.

An administrative law judge at the California agency originally proposed a $59 million fine after the company refused to ...

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