The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft.
A voter-approved measure strips them of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses.
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 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.
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.
The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.
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.
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.
Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.
Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home.
The ride-hailing companies are accused of defying a new state law that says gig workers should be treated as employees.
Thank goodness for crummy video conferencing.
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.
Gig companies promoted their flexible hours as an economic lifeline for workers. In the coronavirus outbreak, it has been anything but.