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Lyft: American rideshare company
Lyft, Inc. develops, markets, and operates a mobile app, offering vehicles for hire, motorized scooters, a bicycle-sharing system, and food delivery. The company is based in San Francisco, California and operates in 644 cities in the United States and 12 cities in Canada.


Joe Biden Wants To Make Gig-workers Full-time Employees [Video]

Joe Biden Wants To Make Gig-workers Full-time Employees

CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden's presidency is likely good news for Uber and Lyft. The companies won big in California with Prop. 22, a law the President-elect was vocally opposed to...

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Uber, Lyft win California vote on drivers' rights [Video]

Uber, Lyft win California vote on drivers' rights

Voters in California look to have backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies that cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail drivers' status as independent contractors, not employees, according..

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Court rules Uber, Lyft must make drivers employees [Video]

Court rules Uber, Lyft must make drivers employees

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies and Lyft, saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. Fred Katayama..

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Lyft's 'Emergency Help' feature lets users silently alert unsafe rides in real time

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Fight Over Gig Workers Persists Despite Win for Uber and Lyft

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Uber, Lyft win battle in California vote on how to classify drivers

After $200 million ad campaign, voters backed Proposition 22, which lets the companies keep drivers as independent contractors, not employees.
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California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees, not contractors

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It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like Uber

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.
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Big tech, union fight over gig work in Calif. vote

Californians 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..
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In California: Newsom's nominee for state Supreme Court would make history

If 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..
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Georgia Cops Beat, Smother Black Lyft Passenger Who Wouldn't Show ID

A 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..
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In CA: Uber and Lyft get a green light, chaos at L.A. Post Offices, and fires rage on

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Lyft says it will suspend service in California due to judge's ruling

Lyft will suspend operations in California due to a recent ruling requiring companies to classify "gig" workers as full time employees.
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Lyft to suspend operations in California at midnight

Ride-hailing services fighting a law requiring them to classify drivers as employees instead of contractors.
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Uber and Lyft Threaten to Shut Down in California

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.
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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
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Uber, Lyft must classify drivers as employees in California

Legal ruling could force ride-share giants to abandon their use of independent contractors in the state.
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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.
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'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.
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A leader of a New York City march got arrested. Here's how the protest unfolded

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Uber, Lyft and DoorDash pause services in cities with curfews due to protests

Ride-sharing and food delivery services are suspending operations in cities with curfew orders in the wake of protests over George Floyd's killing.
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Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claims

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Lyft requires drivers, riders to wear face coverings, avoid using the passenger seat

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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..
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U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

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Coronavirus Chronicles: Lyft driver has close call with COVID-19

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Drivers Say Uber and Lyft Are Blocking Unemployment Pay

States like New York and California have made gig workers eligible for jobless benefits and sick days. But the companies have resisted complying.
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Lyft looking to add food, medical supplies delivery service

Lyft is exploring government and health care partnerships to create safer earning opportunities for drivers like food and medical supplies delivery.
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Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirus

Uber 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.
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Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020

Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.  
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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.
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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.
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In win for Uber, Lyft, judge strikes down New York City's cruising cap

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Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of business

The shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.
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Worried about Uber's safety report on sexual assaults? How to stay safe when riding Uber and Lyft

Uber 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.
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Use Airbnb, Uber or Lyft? Beware. There can be a dark side to sharing with strangers

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Uber safety review reports more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault last year

Scrutiny of Uber and Lyft is intensifying as a growing number of passengers and drivers come forward to claim they were sexually assaulted.
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Passengers are complaining about LAX's new Uber, Lyft pickup; here's what it's really like

My 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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California governor expected to sign new legislation for independent workers

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