Uber and Lyft can keep driving in California ... for now

Aug 20, 2020
Both companies had threatened to shut down if a ruling went into effect Friday morning that would have forced them to treat all their drivers as employees.
Uber and Lyft drivers with Rideshare Drivers United and the
 Transport Workers Union of America conduct a cravan protest outside the California Labor Commissioner’s office in April.
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Uber, Lyft threaten to stop service in California

Aug 20, 2020
The dispute could put jobs at stake during the pandemic.
The conflict has come after a judge supported a state law that classifies drivers as employees, not contractors.
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Must workers choose between benefits and flexibility?

Aug 11, 2020
The debate over gig worker classification has called labor law into question.
A ride-share driver in Los Angeles calls for enforcing California Assembly Bill 5, which requires some companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees.
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Uber and Lyft have to classify drivers as employees, California judge orders

The ride-hailing companies now have 10 days to appeal the ruling.
Gig companies have expressed they want to give their contract employees some sorts of benefits but not classify them as employees. Union leaders have said they are willing to reach a compromise.
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For Uber, a diverse business model is the key to weathering COVID-19

Aug 6, 2020
As its ride-sharing business declined, the company pivoted to delivery.
An Uber Eats delivery worker riding an electric scooter in New York City in March.
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California court to rule on gig worker classification

Aug 5, 2020
The issue has big implications for workers' access to safety net benefits that have become crucial during the pandemic.
A driver takes part in a caravan protest against Uber and Lyft in Los Angeles. For many ride-share drivers, unemployment insurance and other benefits are major issues.
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Uber makes food-delivery market move with purchase of Postmates

The companies announced Monday that Uber will acquire Postmates for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal.
Food delivery is one area where business has been up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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