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Uber connects out-of-work U.S. ride-hail drivers to delivery, production jobs

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(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday its app will list job openings in the delivery, food production and grocery industry that can be accessed by its U.S. drivers who have been hit by a slump in ride-hailing demand due to the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: An Uber sticker is......
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U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

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(Reuters) – Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who are totally new to the U.S. unemployment system. FILE PHOTO: Uber and......
New York Post

Uber driver reveals how he’s keeping his car virus-free

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Despite New Yorkers being told to stay at home, 59-year-old Hollis, Queens, resident Eduardo Marino has been busier than ever driving passengers for Uber and Lyft. Before, I worked about 40 hours per week; now, maybe 60 hours.......
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Instacart updates pay, safety guidelines as workers plan Monday strike

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here InstaCart employees fulfill orders for delivery Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of Instacart shoppers is planning a nationwide strike on Monday to protest the grocery delivery app’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. It comes at......
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Coronavirus exposes U.S. Uber, Lyft drivers’ lack of safety net

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(Reuters) – As independent contractors, U.S. ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours. FILE PHOTO: Uber and Lyft driver Adama Fofana sprays disinfectant in his car in New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Penney/File Photo But as the......
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Uber suspends taxi booking option in Saudi Arabia

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FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies has suspended the option to book regular taxi services through its app in Saudi Arabia until further notice, a company statement said......
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Uber suspends taxi service in Saudi Arabia until further notice: statement

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FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Uber Taxi suspended its operations in Saudi Arabia until further notice due to measures announced by interior ministry, a company statement said on Friday.......
New York Post

Ex-Google engineer pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets for Uber

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A former Google engineer accused of stealing trade secrets for Uber has agreed to plead guilty to swiping sensitive documents from his old employer before joining the ride-hail giant. Anthony Levandowski took the plea deal in exchange for......
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Uber, Lyft suspend pooled rides in U.S., Canada to limit spread of coronavirus

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(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc Tuesday began suspending shared rides on their ride-hailing platforms in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The pooled option, which allows riders to book trips at lower prices by sharing the car with up to three......
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Uber Eats waives delivery fee for independent restaurants as virus spreads

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FILE PHOTO: An Uber Eats food delivery courier walks with a bicycle in central Kiev, Ukraine September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s (UBER.N) food delivery business, Uber Eats, said on Monday it would waive delivery fee for independent restaurants across the United States and Canada. Uber......
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Uber may suspend accounts of riders, drivers who test positive for coronavirus

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An Uber pick-up location is pictured in San Diego, California, California, September 30. 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) notified riders and drivers that it may temporarily suspend the accounts of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed to it, the ride-hailing......
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Uber’s challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacy

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Margaret Bordelon can still feel the hands of the drunk man who tried to pull her in for a kiss at the end of his Uber ride last September in Lafayette, Louisiana. Margaret Bordelon, a driver for Uber, looks out her car window at the location where a......
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Top French court deals blow to Uber by giving driver ’employee’ status

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top court has recognized the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee, a ruling that could upend the U.S. firm’s business model and potentially require it to pay more taxes and benefits such as paid holidays. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company......
New York Post

Brutally beaten Uber driver is ‘wonderful human being,’ ex-wife says

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The brutally beaten Uber driver is a “wonderful human being” who “would do anything for anybody, even a stranger on the street,” his ex-wife says. The 54-year-old former chauffeur for celebs, Mohamed Al-Gahaffi, has been clinging to life......

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