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The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.
The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft.
What’s the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.
Uber built a business on the backs of drivers and, now, restaurants. But the company’s chief Dara Khosrowshahi says it’s not part of the ‘menace economy.’
The Amazon-owned Zoox is unveiling an electric self-driving vehicle. But are we ready for driverless cars?
A day after handing its autonomous car project to a Silicon Valley start-up, Uber is ridding itself of another expensive operation.
Company executives once said having cars that can drive on their own would be a salvation for their business. But the effort turned into a legal and financial headache.
While some businesses have adapted to virus restrictions, the yellow cab industry is especially suffering.
A successful ballot measure in California makes drivers and other workers contractors, but the companies face continued pushback.
The victory of Proposition 22, the most expensive initiative in the state’s history, could help gig companies remake labor laws throughout the country.
A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.
The ruling adds new urgency to a ballot measure in the state that would exempt the companies from a new labor law intended to give gig workers more employment rights.
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.
The city became the second in the nation to create a compensation standard for ride-hailing drivers, after New York.
After a battle with transportation regulators, the ride-hailing firm was granted an 18-month license.
The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was terminated for “excessive use of force” after a video showing him pinning and punching Roderick Walker, 26, was circulated widely on social media.
We’re in limbo as the ride-hailing company spends millions fighting a new state law.
Joe Sullivan, who led Uber’s security team through the company’s most tumultuous period, was fired by the company’s newly installed chief executive in 2017.
The companies, under legal pressure to reclassify their drivers as employees, said they would halt rides unless an appeals court gives them permission to continue.
Both are threatening to pull out of California this week over a law requiring them to treat their workers as full-fledged employees.
Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
Many Bhutanese immigrants who drive for ride-sharing services opted to live off their savings during coronavirus-related lockdowns in New York City. As they begin to return to work, their country’s national pastime has been a comfort.
Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.
Uber said revenue fell 29 percent in the second quarter because people traveled less, but food deliveries soared.
A federal judge’s decision in New York is a key victory in efforts to secure the protections extended to other workers.
A lawsuit by the state’s attorney general adds to pressure on the companies to consider their drivers full-time employees.
Uber and Lyft hailed a Cornell paper’s conclusion that their drivers make solid wages. But others have questioned the researchers’ approach.
The ride-hailing company’s core business has struggled in the pandemic, and it is betting on growth of its Uber Eats division.
The city was among the first to close and among the first to reopen. But Uber’s lessons there could be difficult to duplicate elsewhere.
Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.
While the apps say they are saving them in the pandemic, many restaurateurs say the opposite.
The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees.
California’s move to aid gig workers may break federal rules. But the state said it had few options after the ride-hailing companies resisted other benefits.
The ride-hailing competitors started the year with optimism. Now, like most other companies, they’re trying to survive the cratering economy.
Drivers have contended with Uber and inflated medallion prices. Now the pandemic has caused rides to plummet by two-thirds or more.
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.