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Uber and Lyft reveal their alternative proposal to California’s new gig-economy law

The companies have pledged millions to fight the law, and are now taking their fight to the ballot box with a proposal for driver pay and benefits.
Melissa Petro.

I offered to come back from maternity leave 3 days after I gave birth — and my employer said it wasn’t fast enough

Writer Melissa Petro says that pregnancy discrimination is still very much an issue in the workplace, particularly for freelancers.
Clarke Bowman, a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft, kept track of every penny he made driving for one week.

I’m a driver for Uber and Lyft — here’s exactly how much I make in one week on the job

People always want to know how much money I make driving for Uber and Lyft, so I decided to track every penny I made for one week.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uber Technologies, speaks with the media in New Delhi, India, February 22, 2018.

Uber has a new app that matches gig economy workers with businesses

Uber is set to launch Uber Works in Chicago on Friday - an app that matches gig workers with temporary work across a range of industries.
A Deliveroo rider in France.

Amazon-backed Deliveroo grew its sales by 72% last year — but it’s still smaller than rivals Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Just Eat

The UK meal-delivery group posted lower revenues than its rivals last year, and has fewer restaurants on its platform.
Janitors will benefit from California's new Assembly Bill 5.

California’s gig economy bill won’t just impact Uber drivers. Here’s how the landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck dr...

US companies have been contracting out work to contractors for decades, leading to greater workplace safety violations and cutting employee benefits.

Uber and Lyft just took a major blow in California, and now they’re gearing up for war

Assembly Bill 5, which would force Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy companies to treat workers as employees, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber is vowing to fight in court against the new California bill that threatens to turn its drivers into employees

Assembly Bill 5 "does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers from independent contractors to employees," Uber told reporters.

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash are gearing up for a $90 million fight in California — here’s why they oppose the state’s new gig-worker bi...

The proposed law could have far-reaching ramifications for gig-economy companies. Many of the firms have proposed their own alternative.

California just passed a bill turning ‘gig economy’ workers into employees. Here’s what Uber and Lyft have said.

The ride-hailing giants say the decision qualifies existing law, hurts workers by removing flexibility, and will lead to customers paying more.