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Uber entices drivers back post-pandemic with $250 million stimulus

Despite the classification of ride-hail drivers as “essential workers” during the early days of the pandemic, last April  Uber’s business dropped by 80%. Drivers decided they’d rather not risk contracting or spreading COVID-19 for the measly revenue provided by the few rides per day they were getting, so when the federal CARES Act extended the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to gig workers, many Uber drivers decided to hang up their keys.  With more than a quarter of the U.S. population a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Rideshare, On-demand, Gig Economy, Ride Hailing, Phoenix, Uber Drivers, Gig workers, Philadelphia Austin Chicago Miami


Uber, Lyft Win in California: Drivers to Remain Contractors

Uber and Lyft stocks saw a bump this week after California passed a ballot measure that will exempt them (and similar businesses) from a state law requiring contracted drivers to be reclassified as employees. App-based work platforms bent over backward and expended millions to ensure Proposition 22 passed in November, with many suggesting it was […] The post Uber, Lyft Win in California: Drivers to Remain Contractors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Autos, Drivers, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Ride-hailing Firms, Prop 22


Uber Drivers Sue, Claim Company Pressured Them to Support Prop 22

A small group of drivers are suing Uber over repetitive in-app messages from the company about Proposition 22, a ballot initiative it would very much like them to support. Considering the deluge of political messages you’re undoubtedly getting on your own cellular device, you’re probably sympathetic to their plight. There are few things more annoying […] The post Uber Drivers Sue, Claim Company Pressured Them to Support Prop 22 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Apps, Technology, California, Industry, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22


California Rules Uber/Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers

A California appeals court unanimously ruled against ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft on Thursday, mandating that they would indeed need to reclassify drivers operating within the state as employees. The duo have been pushing against Assembly Bill 5, which seeks to reclassify contracted, gig-economy workers as fully fledged employees entitled to all the associated benefits, […] The post California Rules Uber/Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, California, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Assembly Bill, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22


Uber, Lyft Spending Big to Fight Californian Gig Economy Laws

California’s Proposition 22 is a torpedo launched by the SS Gig Economy and will undoubtedly sink Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) if the measure passes this November. The proposal seeks to flip new laws (instituted in January) that prohibit companies from erroneously categorizing employees as independent contractors, forcing them to adhere to minimum wage laws — while likewise […] The post Uber, Lyft Spending Big to Fight Californian Gig Economy Laws appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, California, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22, Proposition 22


Lyft Abandons Operations in California Following Court Decision

As Uber contemplates ways to avoid having to close up shop in California following the passing Assembly Bill 5, Lyft is simply suspending operations as it waits to see how the appeals process works out. On Thursday, the fuchsia-themed ride-hailing firm said it would not be able to maintain business as usual in the Golden […] The post Lyft Abandons Operations in California Following Court Decision appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Government, Employment, Autos, Cabs, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Taxis, News Blog, Ride-hailing


Lyft plans to suspend rideshare operations in California tonight

Lyft is planning to suspend its ridesharing operations in California beginning tonight at 11:59 pm PT, unless it receives a stay from the Court of Appeals today. “We don’t want to suspend operations,” Lyft wrote in a blog post. “We are going to keep up the fight for a benefits model that works for all drivers and our riders. We’ve spent hundreds of  hours  meeting with policymakers and labor leaders to craft an alternative proposal for drivers that includes a minimum earnings guarantee, mil...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Abc, California, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, San Diego, San Jose, Vox Media, Gig Economy, Court of Appeals, Superior Court, Los Angeles San Diego


Uber Considers Franchise Model After California Cracks Down on Contractors

California took on the gig economy by passing updated labor laws (Assembly Bill 5) mandating companies treat contractors more like regular employees. Some predicted this would be the death knell for ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft, who are entirely dependent on them for their daily operations. Worse still, these companies remain unprofitable despite most […] The post Uber Considers Franchise Model After California Cracks Down on Contractors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Government, Employment, Autos, Cabs, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Taxis, Dara Khosrowshahi, News Blog, Ride-hailing


Uber Drivers Protest Ahead of Friday’s IPO

Uber and Lyft drivers from the world over are going on strike today to protest the company’s working conditions and pay. However, the careful timing of the event also appears to be aimed at torpedoing the brand’s fast-approaching IPO. While Uber exists as a corporate middle man between riders hunting for a vehicle and drivers […] The post Uber Drivers Protest Ahead of Friday’s IPO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Protests, Autos, Strikes, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Uber IPO, Ride Apps


‘Adulting’: How Millennials Are Shaping Auto Trends Part II

We’ve heard all the adages about millennials before. They’re entitled. They constantly need praise in order to be motivated. They whine about wanting to work remotely. They switch jobs too often. They live in their parents’ basements and can’t stand on their own two feet. Their lives take place as much online as they do in honest-to-goodness “real” life. They demand instant gratification, want everything online, and are oddly enamored with brunch. Millennials (also known as Gen Y) get a bad r...
Tags: America, Auto Industry, Millennials, Car Buying, Autos, Gen Y, Rideshare, Wall Street Journal, Trend, Ridesharing, Boomers, Gig Economy, University Of Michigan, Industry News, Gallup, Millennial


From Contractor to Employee: California Ruling Poised to ‘Decimate’ Uber, Lyft

An April ruling from the California Supreme Court determined that most contract workers, including those partnered with ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, could actually qualify as employees under the state’s wage laws. While that’s great in an era when wages can’t seem to match the constantly ascending cost of living and companies are cutting […] The post From Contractor to Employee: California Ruling Poised to ‘Decimate’ Uber, Lyft appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Government, Employment, Autos, California Supreme Court, Cabs, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Taxis, News Blog, Ride-hailing


The future legal shenanigans that will shift liability for pedestrian fatalities involving self-driving Ubers

This week, a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in Arizona, the first pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle; in his analysis of the event, Charlie Stross notes that Arizona's laws treat corporations that kill people with considerably more forbearance than humans who do so, and proposes that in the near future, every self-driving car will be owned by a special-purpose corporation that insulates its owner from liability. (more…)
Tags: Uber, Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Automotive, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Gig Economy, Charlie Stross, Eulas, Precariat


Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limits Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts

Uber has implemented a mandate that its drivers must take at least six hours of time off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, the Washington Post reported on Monday, as part of an initiative to crack down on drowsy driving that might result in potentially deadly crashes.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Washington Post, Cars, Ride Sharing, Gig Economy


Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limit Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts

Uber has implemented a mandate that its drivers must take at least six hours of time off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, the Washington Post reported on Monday, as part of an initiative to crack down on drowsy driving that might result in potentially deadly crashes.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Washington Post, Cars, Ride Sharing, Gig Economy


General Motors Embraces Underemployment With Maven Gig

Car sharing is one of the cornerstones of automakers’ newfound focus on mobility solutions. It’s a brave new world for vehicle manufacturers, but it’s also a brave new world for consumers. With roughly 22 million American’s underemployed — that’s people with jobs that don’t provide adequate income, full-time hours, or exist outside the hire’s experience/education — many […] The post General Motors Embraces Underemployment With Maven Gig appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Freelancing, General Motors, Industry, Autos, Rental Cars, Underemployment, Chevrolet, Car Rental, Car Sharing, Gig Economy, Maven, News Blog


Hold or fold? How do Uber drivers decide when to call it a day?

Ridehailing drivers decide their work hours, not only when they start but when they call it a day. Quitting times vary depending on economics. A recent study of Uber drivers tested if drivers quit work based on daily income goals or something else. The post Hold or fold? How do Uber drivers decide when to call it a day? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Business, Cars, Trends, Gig Economy, Uber Drivers


Roadie is like Uber for shipping

 “Someone is always leaving everywhere”: that’s the idea behind Roadie, a peer-to-peer package delivery service launched last year by Marc Gorlin. There are something like 250 million vehicles on the road every day, Gorlin said, so he decided to take advantage of this resource by allowing people to help their neighbors out by driving things to places they’re already… Read More
Tags: Transportation, Apps, Tech, Automotive, Shipping, Peer To Peer, Gig Economy, Roadie, Gorlin


Tip your Uber driver

 Don’t argue, just do it. Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Opinion, Tech, Automotive, 1099 Economy, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Don



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