Uber called its recent union deal ‘historic.’ A new complaint alleges it was actually against the law, as a law firm representing the company said in response that the deal was ‘consistent with the law and the court rulings.’
The new complaint, filed May of this year, alleges that Uber’s anti-union actions in Massachusetts were illegal, and if it had followed legal procedures, it could have avoided the union’s $5 billion financial crisis.
What is Uber?
Uber is a smartphone app that gives you the ability to hail “uber” cars that are waiting for people to take them to their desired destination. Think Uber for food.
Uber’s mission is to “to connect people to one another so they can do more of the things they want to do”
Uber is headquartered in San Francisco, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. The company also has offices in Berlin, Germany, New York, and Dublin, Ireland.
Uber began as an app where its founders and employees were only a few dozen people in a small office building in San Francisco’s Mission District. It was a simple and low-tech solution to take you from point A to point B with a few taps of your phone screen.
Now, Uber’s number of employees grows to 100,000, in an office in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. Its headquarter is in San Francisco, but Uber also has offices in London and New York City, as well as a team of 250 lawyers in Dublin. It’s also expanding its services abroad.
Uber’s founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick, is a multibillionaire. He was born on December 5, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, and raised by a single mother (his mother was an actress and stripper). He was inspired by his mother to build the business.
In 1998 Travis became CEO of Expedia,