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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...
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Uber will pay its 70,000 UK-based drivers minimum wage and benefits following a major Supreme Court defeat

Rideshare driver Teresa Mercado raises her fist in support as app based gig workers held a driving demonstration with 60-70 vehicles blocking Spring Street in front of Los Angeles City Hall urging voters to vote no on Proposition 22 on Oct. 8, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Uber is reclassifying its UK-based drivers as "workers," it said in a regulatory filing Tuesday. The move requires Uber to follow minimum wage, paid vacation, and other labor laws. Uber strongly opposes ef...
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How to contact Uber support as a driver or rider if you need help resolving an issue

There are different ways to contact Uber, depending on if you are a driver or passenger. Shutterstock You can contact Uber to get help as a driver or rider in many different ways.  The easiest way to contact Uber is via the mobile app — in the Support Center for drivers or Your Trips for riders.  To contact Uber by phone, there is an emergency number and a customer support line, so use the appropriate one for your situation.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether...
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How far can an Uber take you? There isn't a distance limit for Uber rides, but there is a time limit - here's what you need to know

Technically, there's no limit to how far an Uber can take you, but there is a time limit. NurPhoto/Getty Images There isn't a distance limit to how far Uber can take you, but the company has established an eight-hour time limit on trips. Uber drivers can take passengers between cities and states, though certain markets, like New York City, require drivers to have specific licenses. If you're planning a longer trip on Uber, you should call your driver as soon as you book your trip to co...
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California's Air Pollution Police Consider Forcing Uber and Lyft to Go Electric

California’s Air Resources Board submitted an ambitious proposal in recent days that would put a cap on emissions from vehicles being used for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, Wired reports. And while these companies have an infamously tumultuous history with labor regulators in their home state, they seem…Read more...
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Uber face mask requirement

If you’re planning to hail an Uber anytime soon, you’d better make sure you’ve got a face mask ready. Starting on May 18, Uber is rolling out new requirements for drivers and riders prompted by the coronavirus crisis. The changes are intended to reassure passengers that riding with Uber is safe, and conversely, to assure drivers that they aren’t taking a health risk by continuing to pick up passengers. The changes include a limitation on the number of passengers in vehicles, face mask require...
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Uber driver with two passengers in car gets arrested for attempted rape and aggravated burglary

While an Uber driver was shuttling two passengers in Georgia last Sunday, he was arrested for attempted rape, sexual battery, and aggravated burglary. Looks like Uber did a real good job in vetting the man before taking him on as a driver. According to Gizmodo: It’s unclear how [Kevin] Jerome was able to drive for Uber. The platform claims to perform a background check on all its drivers, and notes on its website that “convictions for felonies, violent crimes, sexual offenses, and registered s...
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Uber announces “safety” cap on UK driver hours

 Uber has confirmed it will cap the amount of hours drivers on its platform in the UK can be logged in to accept trips. After ten hours the new policy will require drivers take an uninterrupted six hour break before they can log back into the app again. Read More
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6 Tips to Drive Safely During Fall Leaf and Rain Season

Fall is upon us. The team at Openbay always shares seasonal tips on how to drive safely for its vehicle owner customers and to visitors to Openbay Overdrive. Leaves are falling at a steady pace. When you combine leaves on the roadways with rainy conditions, we have a set of circumstances that can lead to dangerous driving conditions if not prepared. Vehicles react differently when crossing over wet leaves on roadways especially ones that have many twists and turns. Here are some tips on how you ...
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Uber Begins Apology Tour With More Driver Benefits

If you’re tired of seeing headlines about Uber, know they wont dissipate anytime soon. Uber is working feverishly to reverse its bad image now that founder Travis Kalanick has one foot out of the company, so you’ll see a lot of new updates in the coming months.Read more...
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Uber Drivers Win Conditional Certification in Early Stages of Class Action Lawsuit

Disgruntled Uber drivers won a tentative victory in their quest to be classified as company employees rather than independent contractors. A federal court in North Carolina gave a conditional green light for litigation to proceed as a class action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The New York Times reports that as many as The post Uber Drivers Win Conditional Certification in Early Stages of Class Action Lawsuit appeared first on Legal Reader.
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Uber has seen a sharp drop in new driver retention this year: Apptopia

 Uber has seen a sharp drop in retention rates for new drivers in the U.S., according to analysis of the Uber driver app provided to TechCrunch by app analytics firm Apptopia. Read More
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Uber Finally Introduces Tipping After Driver Backlash

For years, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn’t prompt riders to tip them. It’s the first complaint drivers often voice about driving on the platform. Uber clarified its policy on tipping after being sued in California and Massachusetts, telling drivers and riders that tips were acceptable.Read more...
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Uber Introduces Tipping After Driver Backlash

For years, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn’t prompt riders to tip them. It’s the first complaint drivers often voice about driving on the platform. Uber clarified its policy on tipping after being sued in California and Massachusetts, telling drivers and riders that tips were acceptable.Read more...
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Ford’s Rao to Ride-Sharing Firms: Our Service Centers are Waiting; Come and Get It

Ford Motor Company may soon press dealership service centers to prioritize maintenance and repairs for ride-sharing fleets and their employees. This comes after the company’s decision to expand its in-house shuttling firm, known as Chariot, and as its long-term plan to bring an autonomous ride-sharing solution to market by 2021 takes shape. But Ford also knows rival companies can be […] The post Ford’s Rao to Ride-Sharing Firms: Our Service Centers are Waiting; Come and Get It appeared first on ...
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Uber offers $1 per driver to resolve labor questions, drivers’ attorney agrees

After class-action status was rejected for claims brought by drivers against Uber, the drivers' attorney is willing to accept a $7.75 million settlement offer, well below the $100 million offer made when the case was a class action. The post Uber offers $1 per driver to resolve labor questions, drivers’ attorney agrees appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber will shell out $20M to settle claims it misled drivers over wages

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million over claims made by the Federal Trade Commission that it recruited drivers with false information about how much they could earn in the job. The post Uber will shell out $20M to settle claims it misled drivers over wages appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber drivers found to be ‘workers’ not employees

There has been much in the press recently about the employment tribunal ruling finding that two Uber drivers were not self-employed, but rather workers, and were therefore entitled to some employment rights. In some reports it has erroneously been suggested that these drivers were found to be employees. This is not what happened. They claimed, and were found to be, workers, which is a different type of employment status, and gives far fewer rights than if they were employees. What is, then, the ...
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Uber Drivers Are Now Selling Solar Panels During Rides

I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders.Read more...
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Uber blog post encourages drivers to relax, learn during breaks between trips

Uber suggests drivers take walks, listen to music, and browse libraries during breaks between trips. The emphasis is on relaxation and education. The post Uber blog post encourages drivers to relax, learn during breaks between trips appeared first on Digital Trends.
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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.
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Lyft driver who is suing Uber over fake rides will get day in court

A California judge ruled that a Lyft driver can argue his lawsuit against Uber in court. The driver also drove for Uber, which has a driver arbitration provision. The judge said the provision didn't apply. The post Lyft driver who is suing Uber over fake rides will get day in court appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber must face Lyft driver lawsuit arising from alleged fake rides

A California judge ruled that a Lyft driver can argue his lawsuit against Uber in court. The driver also drove for Uber, which has a driver arbitration provision. The judge said the provision didn't apply. The post Uber must face Lyft driver lawsuit arising from alleged fake rides appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber gives drivers a chance to save for retirement

Uber still considers drivers independent contractors, but will offer app-driven retirement savings account as a benefit. The company promises no related fees for the first year and stresses the convenience of deposits by app. The post Uber gives drivers a chance to save for retirement appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Why Uber Is Losing Money Faster Than Any Tech Company Ever

Uber is losing money faster than any technology company ever, and it’s largely because of an essential component to the company’s operations: the drivers.Read more...
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If Uber and Lyft switch to self-driving cars, what about the drivers?

Uber and Lyft are in the news with experiments with self-driving cars. What happens to ridesharing service drivers if autonomous cars take over? The short term answer is "nothing," but in the longer term, there's reason for concern. The post If Uber and Lyft switch to self-driving cars, what about the drivers? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Court Says Uber’s $24-Per-Driver Settlement Is Trash

A federal judge has thrown out a $100 million class-action settlement offered by Uber to its drivers, calling the proposal “not fair, adequate, and reasonable.”Read more...
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It turns out Uber drivers are abused more often than passengers are

Uber drivers are more likely to be abused or attacked by passengers than the other way round, says the company. Riders can be banned due to driver ratings. Uber also works closely with police when incidents occur. The post It turns out Uber drivers are abused more often than passengers are appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Not just for toddlers: Uber drivers get ‘timeouts’ if they turn down UberPool rides

Uber drivers say UberPool rides more often result in poor rider ratings, but refusing them causes the company to give four to 15-minute timeouts. Riders don't like going out of their way to pick up other rides and complain about other passengers. The post Not just for toddlers: Uber drivers get ‘timeouts’ if they turn down UberPool rides appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber Drivers Reveal Their Passengers' Darkest Secrets

Uber drivers witness a lot of awful things. You may have been a part of some of those cringeworthy moments, but just in case, Ask Reddit is currently hosting a thread asking Uber drivers to spill the deepest secrets they’ve heard while driving. The stories are pretty incredible.Read more...
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