Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: An Uber driver says gig workers should not have to compromise flexibility for benefits

The pandemic has created a scary time and has made app-based workers driving and delivering goods an essential service. It also urgently exposed that more can be done to help independent workers — it’s time to extend new protections and benefits.  Colorado drivers, like me, would benefit greatly from legislation that would guarantee drivers more […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why Coloradans should be skeptical about gig companies’ promises

In December, Uber’s CEO asked the governors of all 50 states to give the ride-hailing company’s workers priority for the coronavirus vaccine. The company sent a similar letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It’s a profoundly cynical move. Uber and friends just spent over $200 million on California’s Proposition 22, a successful […]

Posted inEducation, Politics and Government, Transportation

$10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money couldn’t push Proposition CC to passage

Advocates for Proposition CC outspent the opposition by more than double but still lost in the statewide November election. The two campaign committees behind the ballot question — Coloradans for Prosperity and Great Education Colorado — spent a combined $4.5 million on the failed effort, according to final campaign finance reports filed late last week. […]

Posted inBusiness, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Transportation

Lyft is introducing a fleet of 200 electric Kias in Colorado, a car model that motorists here can’t even buy

Coloradans will be able to catch a ride in a sleek, new $40,000 electric Kia Niro as soon as December even though the vehicles aren’t available for sale in the state. That’s because Lyft is making a fleet of 200 of the long-range electric crossovers available for lease to its Colorado drivers.   The ride-sharing company […]