That is BECAUSE these companies business model is a falsehood & really don't work.
BTW.... getting a lift should not be cheap, it should cost you. People should pay, if they don't want to own a car, or take public transportation. See Taxi..
Work for who? They don't seem to be working for the executives and the share holders. Uber lost like $5 billion last quarter. It works great for the people who want rides and people who want to be drivers. You can ride when you want, where you want. You can work when you want for how long as you want.
Liberals don't like Uber though. They prefer the taxi-cab model. do a comparison....
Taxis - Must have a cab - not your own car. Must use a meter, not an app with GPS. Talk to disbatch to get your next rider assignment. Must have a special taxi license which is carefully controlled by the city and only a certain amount are allowed.
Uber - Anyone can be a driver - no limit on number in a city. use your own car! All ordering and pricing done with an app! Just pass a background check.
As a rider - would you rather use an app to call a clean car to pick you up in 5-10 mins? or call 1-800-TAXI-CAB to speak to a dispatcher to wait 30 mins for a dirty cab? You can see why Uber is so popular. at least now many taxi companies have apps - thanks to Uber forcing their hand.
Liberals prefer the taxi-cab model because they control the drivers, they control the pricing. Conservatives believe the regulation should be about safety. You passed a background check and have a safe car? Good enough.
Everyone prefers the Uber model except taxi drivers and politicians who want control. (you should read about the corruption and under-handed deals surrounding those coveted taxi-cab licenses - they can sell for over $100k in big cities)
California is expert at helping out small groups of people at the expense of the majority (see rent control for another example).