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Labor Department wants to get more gig workers on company payrolls

Jan 9, 2024
The previous administration made it easier to classify workers for companies like Uber and DoorDash as independent contractors.
Uber, Lyft and DoorDash said Tuesday they don't plan to change their business models in light of the new rules.
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Nasdaq, S&P 500 update stock lists to reflect today's market

Dec 18, 2023
Uber and DoorDash are in as other companies exit.
Food delivery companies Uber and DoorDash joined major stock market indexes Monday.
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Food delivery apps supersized in recent years, but profits didn't

Nov 30, 2022
Job cuts at DoorDash reflect a changing economy.
The market for food delivery apps boomed during the pandemic, but the "lifeline" they provided is no longer vital.
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Why superfast grocery delivery is coming

Dec 7, 2021
DoorDash is launching a DashMart service in New York City that promises grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less. It already has competition.
A New York City distribution center for Buyk, a 15-minute grocery delivery service,
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NYC passes new protections for delivery app workers

Sep 23, 2021
DoorDash opposed the measures, which set standards for delivery distances and minimum payments per order.
Men on food delivery bikes are seen in Brooklyn in March 2020. New York City passed legislation aimed at protecting app-based food delivery workers on Thursday.
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DoorDash and Albertsons bet heavily on online grocery shopping

Jun 25, 2021
Grocery delivery became an overnight necessity for many during the pandemic, and it may be a habit that will stick.
DoorDash will be partnering with Albertsons to expand its grocery delivery sources.
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DoorDash offers lower-fee service to restaurants

Apr 27, 2021
The delivery app had been criticized for taking high commissions on orders during the pandemic.
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Who gets "deactivated"?

Mar 29, 2021
App-based gig workers for Amazon, Uber, Lyft and more. Here's how it works.
An Uber Eats delivery worker riding an electric scooter in New York City in March.
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What's in a name? Company titles for gig workers reveal business models.

Jan 20, 2021
"Dasher," "tasker," "driver-partner." How companies pick worker nicknames that reflect the argument that workers are contractors, not employees.
An Uber sticker on a car during a protest by ride-share drivers in 2020. How ride-share and other gig workers are classified remains controversial.
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California ballot measure keeps "gig" in gig economy

Nov 4, 2020
Prop 22 bypasses a state law that would have reshaped the gig economy.
A ride share driver participates in a protest against Proposition 22 in August in Los Angeles, California.
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