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Uber, Lyft win California vote on drivers' rights
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Court rules Uber, Lyft must make drivers employees
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Lyft's 'Emergency Help' feature lets users silently alert unsafe rides in real timeThe ride-hailing company Lyft partnered with the security company American District Telegraph (ADT) to launch the Emergency Help feature.
Fight Over Gig Workers Persists Despite Win for Uber and LyftA successful ballot measure in California makes drivers and other workers contractors, but the companies face continued pushback.
Uber, Lyft win battle in California vote on how to classify driversAfter $200 million ad campaign, voters backed Proposition 22, which lets the companies keep drivers as independent contractors, not employees.
Lyft Offers Big Discounts to Voters On Election DayWith Election Day fast approaching, lots of folks will be looking for ways to get to their polling places, which is where Lyft comes in ... with a major assist for thousands of voters. A rep for the..
California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees, not contractorsThe decision is a major milestone in the transportation companies' labor battle with the state.
It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like UberA 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.
Big tech, union fight over gig work in Calif. voteCalifornians are set to decide if drivers for Uber, Lyft and other app-based services should remain independent contractors or be eligible for benefits as company employees. The battle over Proposition..
In California: Newsom's nominee for state Supreme Court would make historyIf confirmed, Martin Jenkins would be the court's first gay Black member. Plus, California is the 6th happiest state and Uber and Lyft spend nearly $100M to overturn a state law that would make them..
Georgia Cops Beat, Smother Black Lyft Passenger Who Wouldn't Show IDA black man pleaded for his life Friday as cops put a knee to his neck, punched him in the face, and the circumstances preceding the altercation are shocking. The man, his cousin and a third person..
In CA: Uber and Lyft get a green light, chaos at L.A. Post Offices, and fires rage onPlus: Will Joshua trees be designated endangered? Newsom skips the DNC. And meet a really fat bear (not in California)
Lyft says it will suspend service in California due to judge's rulingLyft will suspend operations in California due to a recent ruling requiring companies to classify "gig" workers as full time employees.
Lyft to suspend operations in California at midnightRide-hailing services fighting a law requiring them to classify drivers as employees instead of contractors.
Uber and Lyft Threaten to Shut Down in CaliforniaThe companies, under legal pressure to reclassify their drivers as employees, said they would halt rides unless an appeals court gives them permission to continue.
Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in CaliforniaUnder pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
Uber, Lyft must classify drivers as employees in CaliforniaLegal ruling could force ride-share giants to abandon their use of independent contractors in the state.
Was your Uber, Lyft fare high because of algorithm bias?The report found that passengers being picked up or dropped off in lower-income or minority communities were being charged more per mile.
'He's going to kill us:' Woman says Lyft driver shot her niece in the leg"This individual was shooting at women, and terrorizing them," a family attorney said.
A leader of a New York City march got arrested. Here's how the protest unfoldedWaze won't help. Lyft is toast. When the apps of modern life fail, what happens when a protest leader gets arrested?
Uber, Lyft and DoorDash pause services in cities with curfews due to protestsRide-sharing and food delivery services are suspending operations in cities with curfew orders in the wake of protests over George Floyd's killing.
Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claimsLyft Inc was sued on Friday by a former driver who accused the ride-sharing company of failing to provide required paid sick leave to drivers in Washington, D.C., a policy she said could fuel the..
Lyft requires drivers, riders to wear face coverings, avoid using the passenger seatLyft users must self-certify that they are following CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.
In CA: Governor scolds rural counties reopening ahead of his orders, says it's 'big mistake'Gavin Newsom says Yuba and Sutter counties are putting employees and residents at risk. In other news, the state sues Uber and Lyft for failing to comply with new gig worker rules. And the high court..
U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wallUber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who..
Coronavirus Chronicles: Lyft driver has close call with COVID-19As coronavirus leaves many service workers without jobs, they are forced to struggle with the new reality of life in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drivers Say Uber and Lyft Are Blocking Unemployment PayStates like New York and California have made gig workers eligible for jobless benefits and sick days. But the companies have resisted complying.
Lyft looking to add food, medical supplies delivery serviceLyft is exploring government and health care partnerships to create safer earning opportunities for drivers like food and medical supplies delivery.
Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirusUber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc Tuesday began suspending shared rides on their ride-hailing platforms in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Tinder is reportedly adding a panic button for when bad dates go horribly wrongUber, Airbnb and Lyft are among the online platforms that have launched more safety tools recently.
Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.
California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers.A state act to protect part-timers at companies like Uber and Lyft takes effect on Wednesday. Some freelancers say it will limit their prospects.
Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve? Here's how to schedule your ride now (and plan around surge pricing)If you are planning to hitch a ride with Uber or Lyft on New Year's Eve, here's how to schedule it now and maybe skip the surge pricing.
In win for Uber, Lyft, judge strikes down New York City's cruising capA New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in a lawsuit against New York City, striking down a new rule limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing..
Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of businessThe shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
Worried about Uber's safety report on sexual assaults? How to stay safe when riding Uber and LyftUber says there were more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year. So how do you stay safe on Uber and Lyft? Here are some tips.
Use Airbnb, Uber or Lyft? Beware. There can be a dark side to sharing with strangersWe trust strangers to help us do basically everything in our lives. Meanwhile, Uber, Lyft and Airbnb horror stories keep cropping up.
Uber safety review reports more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last yearScrutiny of Uber and Lyft is intensifying as a growing number of passengers and drivers come forward to claim they were sexually assaulted.
Passengers are complaining about LAX's new Uber, Lyft pickup; here's what it's really likeMy experience riding a bus to hail an Uber at Los Angeles International Airport's new LAX-it pickup area was breezy.
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Lyft co-founder on why your car is expendableSelf-driving cars may reshape more than our streets. In this web exclusive, correspondent David Pogue talks to John Zimmer, co-founder and president of the Lyft ride-sharing service, about the future..
LAX officially ends curbside pickup, moves Uber, Lyft, taxis to new areaLAX is to move the pickup area for both taxi and ride app users away from the terminal curbsides entirely to a new area, dubbed “LAX-it,” just east of Terminal 1.
House panel 'strongly' urges Uber, Lyft to take part in hearingUber Technologies Inc and Lyft have declined to appear at a hearing on Wednesday on ride-hailing industry issues, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives panel said, urging them to..
Lyft follows Uber in suing NYC over cruising time capsLyft Inc, following its rival Uber's move, has sued New York City seeking to nullify a new rule limiting the time its drivers are allowed to spend cruising in Manhattan without passengers, the company..
As LAX ends curbside pickup, here's how other airports are handling Uber, Lyft congestionHere's how some major airports have worked to address issues of curbside congestion from Lyft and Uber rides.
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Andy Dick pleads not guilty to sexual battery charge of groping his Lyft driverAndy Dick pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, after facing a sexual battery count for allegedly groping his Lyft driver.
Lyft app to display U.S. ride-hail alternatives as congestion concerns mountLyft Inc on Tuesday said it will roll out changes to its app, allowing users to switch between different modes of transportation at a time when U.S. cities become wary of worsening traffic caused by..
California, Uber and Lyft can find a way to compromise on drivers' benefitsRideshare companies benefit America but shouldn't cheat drivers and passengers. Calling workers contractors costs taxpayers billions a year: Our view
California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workersCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign new legislation intended to help the Legion of Independent Workers in the so-called gig economy. The law would make "gig workers" eligible for..
California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and LyftThe companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors.