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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...
Switzerland: Uber faces ban after Geneva government orders reclassification of 'independent contractors' as 'employers'
"Uber faces ban in Geneva if it fails to hire drivers", 1 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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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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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...
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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