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Coronavirus And The Gig Economy — Tensions Grow Between GrubHub And Restaurants

April 26, 2020 9:05 PM ET With lockdown orders across the country barring people from packing into restaurants and bars, many business owners in the industry are operating solely off of takeout and delivery orders. Many customers rely on food delivery from online apps and websites like UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash, and since the COVID-19…

Another Muslim Uber Driver Accused of Preparing Acts of Islamic Terror

Staff Posted On January 10, 2020 A Muslim Uber driver cleared of launching a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace went on to plan another attack on tourists in central London, a jury has heard. Prosecutors say Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, was “motivated by dreams of martyrdom for the cause of Islam, and inspired by…

Passenger Pays Uber Driver’s College Debt so She Can Graduate

An Atlanta, Georgia, woman’s dreams of going back to college are finally coming true thanks to the help of a good Samaritan passenger on an Uber ride who paid it forward. The driver, Latonya Young, told WSB-TV she would never forget that car ride. “I got a call to go to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It was…

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…

New Jersey Hits Uber With $650 Million Tax Bill; Stock Slides

Two months after Uber decided to ignore new California legislation requiring companies to reclassify contract workers as employees – a measure which would affect up to one million residents who work as contractors and drastically impact Uber’s bottom line – more states are lining up to demand a pound of flesh from the world’s formerly…

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,…

Ohio Uber Driver Accused of Raping Rider

An Uber driver in Columbus, Ohio, has been accused of raping a rider, reports say. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien reports that the alleged rape occurred on April 7 after a 24-year-old woman ordered an Uber to get home from a night out, WBNS Channel 10 reported. Prosecutors say that Uber driver Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden,…

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…
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