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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
2 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
9.11.19
money-ineq

Uber and Lyft’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True in California

A newly passed law would require rideshare companies to treat their drivers as employees and provide them with benefits like health insurance.
Brendan O'Connor
Alex Lubben
9.11.19
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

Hundreds of Uber Drivers Will Caravan 600 Miles Across California to Demand Better Working Conditions

Ride-share drivers will protest their wages and working conditions at Uber’s headquarters and the state capitol next week, demanding the passage of AB5.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.22.19
tech

Lyft Has Been Flooded With Sexual Assault Lawsuits

The ride share giant has been sued at least seven times this month related to rides that allegedly ended with rape or sexual assault.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
8.21.19
uber

New York City’s New Ride-Hail Rules Fail to Fight Uber

In an attempt to fight poverty and congestion, the city may end up hurting drivers.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.12.19
uber

We’re All Killing Uber Just By Using It

Uber lost another $5.2 billion this quarter and continues to lose money. For now, we're just getting subsidized rides from Silicon Valley investors.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.9.19
climate change

You Can Now Uber a Helicopter, but You Probably Shouldn't

A select few can now Uber a helicopter that, like all helicopters, pollutes the air and accelerates climate change.
Jada Butler
7.10.19
Yellow Cab Debt Crisis

These Taxi Drivers Thought They Were Buying the American Dream. Instead, They Got Despair.

“Sometimes I curse myself; I spent almost a million dollars to buy this ride.”
Naureen Khan
7.8.19
Google

This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art

Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.
Caroline Haskins
6.19.19
food-wtf

Pro Tip: If You Rob a Dunkin Donuts, Don't Take an Uber Home

This is not the first time a robbery suspect has opened the Uber app and ordered an on-demand getaway vehicle, but it's never a good idea.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.17.19
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