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Uber and Lyft drivers protest to demand more benefits during coronavirus crisis

Rideshare drivers in San Francisco defied the city’s shelter in place order on Thursday to protest in front of Uber’s headquarters, demanding the company provide them with more benefits as they continue to work through the coronavirus pandemic. The drivers are calling for the enforcement of AB5, a landmark California law that went into effect…
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March 19, 2020 0

California Uber and Lyft drivers rally for bill granting rights to contract workers

Dozens of drivers for Uber and Lyft attempted to shut down streets in San Francisco on Tuesday, demanding the right to form a union and calling on state governments to pass a new bill supporting gig worker rights. Lyft and Uber drivers from across California came in a 70-plus caravan to speak out in favor…
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August 27, 2019 0

The Uber drivers forced to sleep in parking lots to make a decent living

Every Saturday morning before the sun rises, 35-year-old Uber driver Sultan Arifi rolls up the sleeping bag in the front seat of his car, places it in the trunk, and prepares for another day of work. He will spend the next 12 hours picking up as many passengers as he can on the streets of…
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May 8, 2019 0

Uber drivers plan shutdown over ‘poverty wages’ as company goes public

Uber drivers in the US will stage a shutdown for 12 hours to protest against poor working conditions and low wages as the company goes public in May. Drivers will log off the app in seven cities starting at noon on 8 May, the day Uber is expected to make its IPO. Drivers in San…
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April 24, 2019 0

House-hunting in Silicon Valley: tech’s newly rich fuel a spectacle of excess

In Silicon Valley, an open house can be more than an open house. At a six-bedroom, seven-bath home in the town of Menlo Park, a flamenco dancer swirled and a guitarist fingerpicked in a kitchen alcove. Outside, pesto pizza was pulled from the pizza oven. A face painter splotched unicorns on pudgy cheeks. A barista…
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March 27, 2019 0

IPO mania: San Francisco braces for ‘earthquake’ of new tech millionaires

Several big-name tech companies are set to enter the public market, and the speculation over the effects of a crush of overnight millionaires overwhelming the region has reached fever pitch.

March 26, 2019 0