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Six Months Of COVID-19 Pandemic Equals Total Job Losses Of Great Recession
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Uber wins appeal to operate in London
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Uber wins back right to operate in London
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Uber will require riders to take a mask-wearing selfie if a driver reports them for not wearing a one
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Uber And Lyft Users And Sales Drop
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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 says its drivers make $55,000 a year — critics say no wayOutside studies have found that drivers for the ride-hailing service can expect to make less than $20,000 a year.
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.
Uber says it will double Black leadership at the company by 2025Uber follows in the footsteps of Microsoft, Salesforce and others doubling Black representation in the coming years.
Uber to acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion after losing out on Grubhub dealUber is going to acquire Postmates for $2.65B. The move would come after Uber's business took months of major losses due to coronavirus.
'No mask. No ride': Uber will require drivers and passengers to wear face masks indefinitelyUber is extending its mask requirement indefinitely throughout the U.S. and Canada as coronavirus cases continue to rise across several states.
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.
Uber launches hourly ride booking option in some U.S. citiesUber Technologies Inc on Friday said it would offer rides by the hour in some U.S. cities, a feature aimed at helping Americans with essential trips during the coronavirus pandemic.
Uber hit hard as ride demand drops amid virusUber has cut 3,000 jobs from its workforce, its second major wave of layoffs in two weeks, as the coronavirus slashed demand for rides. The ride-hailing giant will be closing or consolidating 45..
Uber uses Zoom to layoff about 3,700 as coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on businessUber, which has seen its ride-hailing business drop 80% in the COVID-19 crisis, used Zoom conference calls to lay off 3,700 employees last week.
Some U.S. city transit agencies turn to Uber as ridership drops during coronavirus crisisU.S. cities that have idled mass transit during coronavirus lockdowns are turning to an unusual partner to get essential workers to hospitals, warehouses and factories: ride-hailing company Uber.
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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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.
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