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Some Deal Will Have To Be Struck With Gig Economy Workers, Could It Be...

December 31, 2019 5:55 PM ET The gig economy has come under increasing scrutiny by both liberals and conservatives, and rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are no exception. The policy patterns and battles over ridesharing will inevitably be felt in other sectors of the economy. As the gig economy becomes more widespread, conservatives will…

Uber, Postmates Sue California to Stop Gig Worker Law

Ride-sharing giant Uber and courier service Postmates have filed a lawsuit aimed at putting the brakes on California’s new law that will reclassify gig workers as employees, potentially burdening tech companies with millions of dollars in new personnel costs. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a Los Angeles federal court, claims that the law violates the…

DC Attorney General’s Lawsuit: DoorDash Skimmed Tips

The attorney general of Washington, D.C. has just delivered a lawsuit to DoorDash, alleging that the popular food-delivery company skimmed tips from its drivers and misled customers into thinking that their gratuities would end up in drivers’ pockets. In the complaint filed Tuesday, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that DoorDash engaged in “deceptive” practices when…

Uber Reports $1.16 Billion Quarterly Loss, Shares Plummet

Shares of Uber Technologies Inc. plummeted in after-hours trading Monday and into Tuesday after the ridesharing company reported that it lost a whopping $1.16 billion in the third quarter, exceeding losses from the same quarter last year by 18 percent. For the quarter, Uber reported a loss per share and revenue that beat analyst expectations,…

Uber, Lyft Drivers Continue Fight For Unions Despite Consequences

September 23, 2019 5:33 PM ET California Uber and Lyft drivers are looking to unionize even after the recent passage of a law that would require workers to be recognized as employees rather than independent contractors. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill, known as AB5, into law on Sept. 18, but it still faces challenges…

About 300 Uber, Lyft Drivers Protest Against ‘Unfair Treatment,’ Bringing NYC Traffic To Standstill

September 17, 2019 5:54 PM ET Uber and Lyft drivers in New York who were protesting against new changes to the companies’ apps brought traffic to a standstill in the city Tuesday morning. About 300 drivers partook in the demonstration organized by the Brooklyn-based Independent Drivers Guild, which represents drivers who work for both rideshare…

Extremely Millennial Suspect Steals Juul, Escapes Using Lyft Then Uber

August 02, 2019 4:55 PM ET A California woman reportedly stole a Juul vape device from a Florida gas station on Tuesday, then attempted to flee by using rideshare apps Lyft and Uber. Kate Lamothe, 23, asked to purchase a Juul device at an Exxon gas station and instead of paying, Lamothe stole the Juul…

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