Grubhub, Uber Eats and Door Dash have characterized a 15 percent cap on fees charged to restaurants as an unconstitutional measure that will hurt consumers.
The law, the result of a $200 million proposition fight last year, ensures that workers like Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors.
As in-person dining returns, home delivery is holding up. For restaurants, services like DoorDash and Uber Eats could become a permanent part of their business.
The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.
Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.
Gig work doesn’t have to be a race to the bottom.
The district attorney for Bucks County, Pa., said Gregg Shore, a high-ranking prosecutor, had been making food deliveries during work hours for the county. “I don’t know why he did this,” he said.
Armed robbers are targeting delivery workers in New York, stealing the expensive electric bikes that are the key to their livelihood.
Virtual food brands, often driven by real celebrities, are rapidly spreading across the country. Do they help or hurt independent restaurants?
Spurred on by social media, residents searched the streets after Jeffrey Fang’s children were taken in a carjacking. The police ultimately found them, unharmed, across town.
The likes of Frito-Lay and food delivery services are expecting a busy Sunday, as more viewers stay home rather than gather in large groups.
The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft.
Investors of all stripes piled into stocks this year, creating levels of froth reminiscent of the dot-com boom. Analysts say there’s room to go higher, but some worry about a bubble.
The move, which is the second time the home-rental company raised its offering price, would value Airbnb for as much as $42 billion.
The delivery company’s shares started trading at $182 each, 78 percent above its initial public offering price of $102, in a sign of investor appetite.
High fees are cutting already thin margins to the bone.
Investors are tripping over one another to give hot start-ups money. DoorDash and Airbnb are going public. The good times are baaack.
Delivery drivers have been essential to feeding New York, while boosting sales for companies like DoorDash and Uber. But they say work conditions have gotten worse.
The company’s performance renewed questions about whether “gig economy” businesses can turn a profit.
A voter-approved measure strips them of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses.
The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.
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.
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.
Modeled after food delivery services in Seoul, a tiny Koreatown business keeps neighborhood restaurants running through the pandemic.
“I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying,” recalled Nathalia Bruno, a food deliverer in New Jersey. “But then I saw a flash of light.”
Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.
The Dutch food delivery company beat out Uber to buy Grubhub, whose chief executive will oversee operations in North America.
While the apps say they are saving them in the pandemic, many restaurateurs say the opposite.
The SoftBank chief made some eye-opening arguments to justify his company’s poor investment performance.
D’Shea Grant’s deliveries take longer than they used to. Her customers are on edge. The pandemic has made everything more complicated. But she keeps at it anyway.
Demand for home delivery is rising, and New Yorkers barricaded in their homes are leaning more and more on a largely immigrant work force.
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.