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

NYTimes.com Friday, 23 October 2020
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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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 reports.

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