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Organized labor circles Uber and Lyft in CA

Organized labor circles Uber and Lyft in CA

The Race is On: Uber versus the Real Sharing Economy

The Race is On: Uber versus the Real Sharing Economy

.   By Joel Schlosberg A new kind of ride has arrived just in time. Early in February, hundreds of Uber drivers converged on the company’s office in Long Island City, Queens to object to sweeping fare reductions. Drivers must charge 15 percent less — while still paying Uber the same percentage, plus the ongoing […]

Outsourcing May Be The Only Option For U.S. Intelligence

Outsourcing May Be The Only Option For U.S. Intelligence

Lately the American intelligence community has expressed a wish to receive feedback from Uber and other commercial Start-Up companies about the roadmap it created after five years of data analysis. The wish to incorporate Start-Up companies comes from the American intelligence community’s interest in their knowledge and technology to help find an answer for national […]

The GOP, the Boxes, and the Uber

The GOP, the Boxes, and the Uber

    By Joel Schlosberg On August 4, Vikas Bajaj devoted a New York Times op-ed to the politics of Uber. The headline contends that “Republicans Are Trying to Turn Uber Into a Partisan Issue,” and that companies like Uber and Airbnb based in the “gig economy” rather than the 9-to-5 realm “hardly fit into […]

Uber expands CA access despite fines

Uber expands CA access despite fines

Bill would ban sex offenders from driving for Uber, Lyft

Bill would ban sex offenders from driving for Uber, Lyft

CA Uber ruling prompts sharp, varied reaction

CA Uber ruling prompts sharp, varied reaction

. The ruling of the California Labor Commission last week that an Uber driver is an employee of the company — not a contractor — prompted national and international reaction from economists and other close observers of the growing “sharing” economy. The reactions ranged from praise for improving treatment of Uber drivers to alarm about […]

CA Uber driver ruled employee

CA Uber driver ruled employee

Regulating Rides: Markets Are Better Than Politics

Regulating Rides: Markets Are Better Than Politics

    By Thomas L. Knapp Jacksonville, Florida’s politicians have, once again, arrived at an impasse on the matter of how to regulate “ride-sharing” services UberX and Lyft (Christopher Hong, “UberX, Lyft remain in limbo as City Council looks to state for new regulations,” Florida Times-Union, May 17). Instead of asking the state’s legislature to […]

Sacramento eyes new Uber regulations

Sacramento eyes new Uber regulations

By James Poulos . As the world’s leading driver service faced continued litigation, seek California lawmakers set out to constrain Uber further. Whereas some previous regulatory efforts were interpreted as attacks on consumer choice, viagra 40mg however, one bill now under consideration in Sacramento has promised to increase consumer privacy. Determining data control Assembly Bill 886, authored by Assemblyman Ed Chau, D-Monterey […]

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