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8 November 2019

USA: Over 96,000 Uber drivers in New York City sue company for allegedly undercutting their earnings

Author: Andrew J. Hawkins, Verge (USA)

"Uber is being sued by NYC drivers for allegedly undercutting their earnings", 6 Nov 2019...

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7 November 2019

Switzerland: Uber faces ban after Geneva government orders reclassification of 'independent contractors' as 'employers'

Author: swissinfo.ch

"Uber faces ban in Geneva if it fails to hire drivers", 1 November 2019...

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4 November 2019

Canada: Uber appeals lower court decision that mandatory arbitration of labour disputes in Netherlands is "unconscionable"

Author: PressProgress (Canada)

"Business Lobby Assisting Uber Appeal To Force Workers To File Complaints In Amsterdam, Critics Say", 2 Nov 2019...

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9 October 2019

Australia: Uber Eats drivers protest against alleged algorithm changes that prioritise cyclists, cutting drivers' wages by 50%

Author: Sharon Masige, Business Insider

"Uber Eats drivers marched on NSW Parliament today, protesting an alleged algorithm change they say slashed their income by up to 50%", 8 October 2019...

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7 October 2019

Japan: Uber Eats 'platformers' launch union to negotiate contract terms & improve conditions, including worker safety & wage review

Author: Kyodo News

"Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan form labor union", 4 October 2019...

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20 September 2019

House Votes to Ban Forced Arbitration

Author: Emily Peck, Huffington Post

The U.S. House on Friday voted to ban forced arbitration, the increasingly controversial ― and common ― practice of forcing consumers and workers into secret courtrooms where they have no access to a jury and far more limited rights than in the public...

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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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17 September 2019

Australia: Union to take Uber to court after driver's appeal alleging unfair dismissal rejected because she was 'not an employee’

Author: Sharon Masige, Business Insider

"The Transport Workers Union is taking Uber to court over an unfair dismissal claim by a former Uber Eats driver", 16 September 2019...

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16 September 2019

CEOs of 145 of America's biggest companies send letter to senators urging gun legislation

Author: Frank Thorp V & Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

A group of 145 CEOs from some of the largest companies in America have sent a letter to senators demanding they pass stronger gun control laws, calling firearm violence "a public health crisis that demands urgent action." The letter, signed by the...

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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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