Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

Not all of Just Eat’s orange-clad couriers were switched to salaried contracts, and the company did continue to use self-employed gig workers hired via outsourcing companies to fulfill some of its orders. Under French employment law, workers and unions have four months to fight the Just Eat restructuring. If they lose, Rioux expects the contracts … Read more

Starbucks, Uber, CVS to Report Earnings Amid Shrinking Economy

July 30, 2022 10:00 am ET List two articles (2 minutes) CVS Health Starbucks spirit Uber Technologies are among the companies headlining another busy earnings week as investors look for signs of a recession after a second quarter of contraction in the US economy. Also expected to report earnings are Uber ride-hailing rival Lyft Modern … Read more

Police make arrests after rideshare drivers block North Avenue in protest for living wages, better safety protections

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police arrested protesters and hauled them away in handcuffs late Tuesday afternoon as they demanded better pay and safer working conditions for Chicago rideshare drivers. As CBS 2’s Marybel Gonz├ílez reported, rideshare drivers gathered outside the Uber Greenlight Chicago Hub at 1401 W. North Ave., just east of the Kennedy Expressway. They … Read more

DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub Change Strategy as Growth Slows | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJ – Wall Street Journal

DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub Change Strategy as Growth Slows | Tech News Briefing Podcast | WSJWall Street Journal

Uber Technologies Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

Shares of Uber Technologies Inc. UBER, + 0.46% inched 0.46% higher to $ 24.23 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP, + 1.36% rising 1.36% to 12,059.61 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, + 0.51% rising 0.51% to 32,036.90. This … Read more

Lift Lays Off About 60 Employees, Folds Its Car Rentals For Riders

Lift Inc. has shed about 60 people while hitting the brakes on renting its cars to riders and consolidating its global operations team, according to people familiar with the matter and an employee memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The cuts covered less than 2% of staff and mainly affected employees who worked in … Read more

Hillicon Valley – Uber report finds thousands of assault claims

Uber released its latest safety report revealing thousands of sexual assault claims, though the report emphasized that the overall rate has declined from previous years. Meanwhile, more former Tesla employees sued the company over allegations of racial abuse. This is Hillicon Valley, detailing all you need to know about tech and cyber news from Capitol … Read more

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy

To compete with well-funded private platforms, active government and municipal intervention is vital for platform cooperatives. This could be through procurement policies that give platform cooperatives preferential treatment over privately-owned companies, conducting research into how laws must adapt around shifts in digital technology and designating public spaces to be used as platform cooperative hubs. Examples … Read more

Philadelphia Community Holds Vigil For Filipino Government Attorney John Albert Laylo Shot, Killed In University City – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police believe the fatal shooting of Filipino attorney John Albert Laylo was a case of mistaken identity. Community members on Monday night gathered near Penn Presbyterian Hospital to hold a vigil for Laylo, the government attorney who was shot and killed in University City while visiting from the Philippines. The Philippines … Read more

Killing Of Filipino Government Attorney In Philadelphia Was Case Of Mistaken Identity, Police Say – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say the shooting death of a Filipino government lawyer was a case of mistaken identity. John Albert Laylo was riding in an Uber with his mother early Saturday when he was shot and killed. BREAKING: Philadelphia Police tell me they now believe the gunman who shot into a Nissan killing … Read more