An algorithm determines gig workers' pay — and they don't like it

Jul 13, 2020
Gig workers' livelihoods are increasingly ruled by mysterious — and unpredictable — software.
Drivers protest Uber and Lyft pay policies at LAX in 2019.
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Contested gig worker classification causes issues with jobless benefits

May 27, 2020
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Demonstrators call for unemployment benefits in Los Angeles in April.
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Amid dismal demand, Uber and Lyft seek road to a profitable future

May 6, 2020
Uber and Lyft both have quarterly earnings call this week.
A driver's sign says Uber and Lyft owe him money. The rideshare companies have been forced to downsize.
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"Tip baiting" is just the latest battle over tips among gig workers

Apr 10, 2020
Gig platforms have long been ambivalent about encouraging tips that many workers depend on.
An Uber Eats delivery worker on March 19 in New York City.
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Lyft drivers question the bonus payment system for high-demand areas

Sep 13, 2019
Lyft says it’s a more equitable way to give out bonuses for rides, but some drivers say it’s eating into their profits.
Lyft driver Lauren Swiger speaks at a protest outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco, demanding higher pay, benefits and a driver union.
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California gig worker law to be decided this week

Sep 9, 2019
A bill that could force companies to reclassify workers as employees looks poised to win approval this week.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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Now that Uber and Lyft are public, the public may pay more

Aug 9, 2019
Prices could rise for rideshare services, especially in places like airports where demand is high.
A car that drives for both Uber and Lyft is seen on Park Avenue in New York City in March, 2019.
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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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As ride-share drivers strike, Uber and Lyft eye a driverless future

May 8, 2019
The protest against pay and working conditions comes as the companies go public.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike ahead of Uber IPO

May 7, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers are banding together to launch a strike on Wednesday in several major American cities.
Uber and Lyft drivers are among those who would be reclassified as employees if California's Assembly Bill 5 is signed into law.
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