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29 January 2020

Gig economy denies worker freedoms, says new report

Author: Alex Hern, The Guardian

"Gig economy traps workers in precarious existence, says report," 29 Jan 2020...

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12 December 2019

USA: Report finds 42% of those sexually assaulted during Uber rides were drivers

Author: Anna North, Vox

"It’s not just passengers being assaulted in Ubers. Drivers are at risk, too.", 7 December 2019...

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9 October 2019

USA: Lyft accused of failing to protect drivers from assault & harassment

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"Drivers Say Reporting Assault to Lyft is ‘Extremely Traumatic'", 4 October 2019...

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20 September 2019

USA: Uber & Lyft raise concerns after Seattle announces plans to establish minimum wage for drivers, protect labour standards & introduce new tax

Author: Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire

"Seattle plans minimum wage and new tax on Uber and Lyft, adding to ride-hailing’s regulatory woes", 16 September 2019...

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12 September 2019

Leaders of 145 companies ask US Senate to pass gun safety measures

Author: Airbnb, Bloomberg LP, Gap & 142 other companies

Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are wounded... This is a public health crisis that demands urgent action... As leaders of some of America's most respected companies and those with significant business interests in the...

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11 September 2019

USA: California Senate passes bill that could force Uber & others to classify workers as employees instead of independent contractors

Author: Josh Eidelson, Lizette Chapman & Joyce E. Cutler, Bloomberg

"California Senate Passes Bill Set to Transform Gig Economy", 11 September 2019...

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2 September 2019

Uber & Lyft accused of taking bigger cut of drivers' fares than reported

Author: Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider

"A review of 14,756 rides found Uber and Lyft taking a much bigger slice of drivers' fares than they say they do", 27 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

USA: Uber & Lyft drivers protest in support of bill that classifies workers as 'employees', guaranteeing worker protections and benefits; Incl. Co. comments

In August 2019, hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers travelled across California by caravan, in support of Assembly Bill 5. The Bill, if passed by the state, means Californian drivers working under these companies will be classified as employees, instead...

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2 September 2019

USA: Uber, Lyft & DoorDash to put $90 Million towards fighting bill establishing protections for gig economy workers

Author: Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

"Uber, Lyft, DoorDash Put $90 Million to Possible Ballot War", 29 August 2019...

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27 August 2019

USA: Hundreds of Uber & Lyft drivers to caravan across California in support of bill classifying drivers as ‘employees’ instead of 'independent contractors'

Author: Lauren Kaori Gurley, VICE

"Hundreds of Uber Drivers Will Caravan 600 Miles Across California to Demand Better Working Conditions", 22 August 2019...

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