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New York City Approves Legislation to Improve Conditions for Gig Economy Workers

New York City has become the first city in the U.S. to take steps to improve the working conditions of delivery drivers and other gig economy workers by approving a package of legislation mandating minimum pay and addressing many of the issues that workers for app-based delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats regularly face.

DoorDash allows restaurants to choose commissions in post-pandemic world. Here, a DoorDash delivery man is seen in Manhattan.

Lyft Exec Calls for Corporate America to Fight Texas Abortion Law

The general counsel for ride-sharing giant Lyft recently called on other corporations to take a stance against a recent Texas law prohibiting the majority of abortions. According to the executive, woke companies must hold “government accountable and speaks out on important issues.”

Lyft executive Kristin Sverchek

Uber Pledges $1 Million to Help Afghan Refugees

Gig economy giant Uber is pledging $1 million to help Afghan refugees in the wake of President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Kabul, which resulted in 13 U.S. service members killed, American citizens left behind, the bombing and killing of citizens, as well as other forms of chaos that ensued as the president bungled the end of America’s costly 20-year war in Afghanistan.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rides a bike

Gig Economy Woes: Uber and Lyft Are Scrambling to Find Drivers

Ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft have begun improving the perks that drivers receive amid a shortage of drivers across the United States. One Uber executive made clear the extent of the problems ridesharing companies are having in finding drivers: “This is a moment of deep introspection and reflection for a company like ours to pause and say, ‘How do we make the proposition for drivers more attractive longer term? It is absolutely a reckoning.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 22: The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Uber Technologies Inc. announced that it has selected the New York Stock Exchange for its much anticipated initial public offering that could be one of the top five …

New York Times: The Tech Titans Are Nowhere Close to Self-Driving Cars

The New York Times has outlined how Silicon Valley tech giants are beginning to “reset expectations” for the future of self-driving cars. According to the Times, only the richest companies are still working on the technology and they are expected to “still toil for years on their driverless car projects.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The new Tesla factory is the former NUMMI plant. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Amazon, Uber Let Criminals Use ‘Fake Driver’ Scam to Become Your Driver

Some of the largest delivery companies in the United States, including Amazon, Uber, and various food delivery firms, reportedly fell victim to a basic “fake driver” scam, according to a recent Justice Department complaint. The scam involved selling driver identities to others, meaning criminals could deliver customer’s food or drive them to the airport.

Amazon delivery driver

Uber Driver Crashes into Canal – Customer Still Charged for Trip

An Uber driver in the United Kingdom reportedly drove into a canal and the passenger was still charged for the watery journey. After the accident received media attention, the Silicon Valley ridesharing giant later refunded the passenger who had to walk home from the accident scene through “not the nicest area.”

Uber gets London licence back for 15 months

Uber Loses UK Legal Battle as Drivers Are Rules to Be Workers

Ride-sharing giant Uber has lost its final appeal in a long UK legal battle over whether its drivers are self-employed contractors or legally-recognized workers. The ruling draws an end to a five-year-long legal fight and is a major setback for Uber that could affect all gig workers in the United Kingdom.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 22: The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Uber Technologies Inc. announced that it has selected the New York Stock Exchange for its much anticipated initial public offering that could be one of the top five …

California Fines Uber $59M for Refusing to Turn Over Sexual Assault Data

A California judge ruled this week that the ridesharing service Uber must pay a $59.1 million fine for repeatedly refusing to turn over data related to its 2019 sexual assault report to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Uber issued a report last December which revealed that it had received 3,045 reports of sexual assault in the U.S. in 2018, an average of more than eight per day.

Uber can continue operating in London until its appeal is heard in May or June