For years, Uber and Lyft along with other so-called gig-economy companies have been battling in courts to prevent their drivers from being deemed employees. The driver may seem to work for Uber and they may look like taxi drivers, but neither is true, Uber has always said.
Now the battle has moved to legislatures.
This week, an effort in New York state to declare drivers contractors, while allowing them to join what is being called a union (but is not really a union) has stalled while facing opposition from labor groups. But it's certain to be revived.