The three companies will work to commercialize autonomous vehicle ride hailing at scale. The new partnership takes advantage of each company's strengths.
The alleged incidents occurred across the U.S. with a third of the cases reportedly happening in California and a large number in San Francisco's Bay Area.
"When we got in the Lyft, I noticed that he was writing down every single address that he was driving to on a notepad in the front seat ... That was the first red flag," the woman alleged.
Tech giants move their anti-gig-worker efforts to New York—and may be nearing a landmark victory in a state that used to be a labor stronghold.
Sometimes when I'm driving, I think, Get me rewrite. Maybe I'm still that starry-eyed kid with his first press presses. I do still feel as if reporting is more a vocation than a job. And I have a lot of stories up my sleeve.
Travis Pride, 31, had been working for the Memphis Police Department since July 2018 and was not authorized to take a second job.
A Memphis police officer was charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape during a ride-sharing trip and is set to face a judge Thursday.
A GoFundMe has raised nearly $25,000 for a Lyft driver who was robbed and pistol-whipped in a Tuesday incident recorded on video, far exceeding its initial $3,000 goal.
The 67-year-old driver was robbed of his cellphone and more than $1000 in cash while parked at a gas station.
A Lyft driver named Cameron is offering a choice of 10 different ride options, ranging from "karaoke" to "awkward."
White House aides and U.S. business lobbyists say Biden will likely compromise to increase the corporate tax rate to 25%.
The president wants to raise the top corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent in order to cover the cost of a $2 trillion infrastructure package.
The company was responding to a video of the woman saying she prefers using Lyft to Uber.
Voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22 in November, allowing companies like Uber to continue classing drivers as independent contractors.
David Kangogo has tested positive less than a week after a passenger hurled racist abuse at him for being asked to wear a mask during a ride.
The driver, David Kangogo, told Newsweek the passenger started verbally abusing him after he asked him to put on a mask during the ride in Issaquah, Washington.
Uber, Lyft and other app-based work companies say the passage of Proposition 22 in California, which allows drivers to be classified as independent contractors instead of employees, will save the industry—and jobs. But not everyone's convinced it's a good deal for gig workers.
California voters approved a ballot measure allowing gig economy firms Uber and Lyft to continue to treat drivers as contractors, not employees. For labor activists, the battle is far from over.
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Both companies will be allowed to continue operating through at least October while an appeal is heard.
The injunction and the lawsuit are the most potentially damaging challenges to the companies' businesses so far.
In his 34-page decision, the judge wrote that Lyft and Uber had demonstrated a "prolonged and brazen refusal" to comply with California's Assembly Bill 5.
Travis Smith is accused of battery and child abuse after allegedly attacking the driver while a young boy was in the car.
Lyft drivers filed a class action suit asking to be classified as employees rather than contractors, in order to get health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic.
The outbreak of novel coronavirus is challenging common practices in the gig economy, with companies facing increased political pressure to offer workers sick pay if they need time off.
"The team member has not exhibited any symptoms, and is in touch with medical professionals," said a Lyft spokesperson in a statement.
"We didn't just want to improve on the car. We wanted to reimagine transportation as if the car had never existed," Cruise CEO Dan Ammann wrote in a blog post this week.
The driver said he feared for his life when he was threatened with a gun after realizing the man in his vehicle wasn't the one who had booked the ride.
Kate Lamothe, 24, has taken a plea and agreed to pay $350 in fines and court costs after stealing a vaping device from a Florida gas station in late July.