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uber

1,000 Protesting Uber Drivers Brought NYC Traffic to a Standstill

To skirt around paying drivers a livable minimum wage, Uber and Lyft will block drivers’ access to the app.
Edward Ongweso Jr
3 days ago
uber

Uber Became Big by Ignoring Laws (and It Plans to Keep Doing That)

Uber says it will not comply with AB5, a new California law that would require it to classify drivers as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jason Koebler
9.12.19
labor

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Plan to Spend $90 Million to Undo a Law That Protects Their Workers

App-based employees will have to take on Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash in what will surely be a nasty fight.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.11.19
labor

This Bill Could Destroy Uber's Unsustainable Business Model

An unholy alliance of on-demand companies is desperately trying to stop a California bill from reclassifying their independent contractors as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.18.19
#metoo

An online sisterhood is exposing alleged assaults on rideshare

Women are using social media to name and shame Uber drivers and others.
Osobe Waberi
10.4.18
uber

An Amish Guy Started His Own Horse-and-Buggy 'Uber' Service

But don't try to find him on the app.
River Donaghey
8.7.18
travel-world

How I Almost Became a Human Trafficker and Other Rideshare Stories from Hell

Didn't your mum warn you to never to get into cars with strangers?
VICE Staff
7.4.17
News

Uber Is Launching a 'Panic Button' Feature in India

Part of the company's 2015 focus on increasing safety (especially women's), the app's panic button will notify police of any incident in a cab and allow riders to share their route and destination with up to five other individuals.
Mark Hay
2.10.15