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Uber and Lyft drivers to join day-long strike over working conditions

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers will join with other app-based workers across the US for a day-long strike on Wednesday to protest against poor working conditions and demand the right to organize. Sign up to Alex Hern’s weekly technology newsletter, TechScape. The workers are calling for better wages and congressional support of the Pro…
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July 21, 2021 0

Uber and Lyft fares surge as pandemic recedes – but drivers don’t get ‘piece of pie’

Socializing, parties and late night trips are all coming back as the coronavirus pandemic recedes in the US and along with them has come a surge in the price of calling a cab. It’s good news for Uber and Lyft, but for the rideshare drivers who were hit so hard by the pandemic? Not so…
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June 21, 2021 0

Unionized but impotent? Row erupts over gig workers’ labor proposal

A huge controversy has erupted among labor unions after several unions joined with Uber and Lyft to develop legislation in New York state that would deliver on one of labor’s major goals: giving many gig workers a quick path to unionization. The legislation would make good on another labor objective: allowing industrywide bargaining for gig…
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May 27, 2021 0

‘A slap in the face’: California Uber and Lyft drivers criticize pay cuts under Prop 22

Uber and Lyft drivers in California are up in arms about the effects of Proposition 22 since the controversial state law went into effect in January, after an aggressive and expensive lobbying campaign in favor of the ballot amendment. Among the most recent changes, drivers say, is a reduction in mileage rates from Los Angeles…
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May 16, 2021 0

Uber narrows loss as hunger for food delivery business grows during pandemic

Uber’s thriving food delivery business, aided by a bump in home deliveries during lockdowns, helped the company counteract a slow quarter for ride-hailing bookings amid the pandemic. The company announced better-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2021, despite reporting its ride bookings were flat from the previous quarter and had decreased year over year.…
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May 5, 2021 0

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Insider. San Francisco Bay Area…
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April 2, 2021 0
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