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Amid gas woes, NYC ride-hail drivers seek fuel surcharges

NEW YORK (AP) — With fuel prices approaching $5 a gallon at some New York City gas stations, drivers for Uber and Lyft and the city's taxi fleets are demanding rate surcharges to help offset the risin...

Taiwanese prosecutors seek severe punishment for Uber driver accused of rape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors have recently charged an Uber driver with raping a woman in his car last September and asked the court to hand down a severe punishment, CNA reported. Accor...

For many asylum-seekers, flying to Mexico is ticket to US

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — Seated on a metal folding chair in the front row among dozens of asylum-seekers awaiting COVID tests in Arizona, Gloria Estela Vallora reaped the benefits of her Colombian passp...

Food delivery workers, ride-share drivers demand more rights

NEW YORK (AP) — Food delivery workers in New York City, fresh off winning rights to transparency in tipping and the use of restaurant bathrooms, joined with ride-share drivers Tuesd...

Scammers got nearly 30% of Arizona virus unemployment pay

PHOENIX (AP) — Scammers were able to pocket nearly 30% of the $16 billion in unemployment insurance payments sent out by Arizona since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the director of the state ...

Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, says Dutch court

AMSTERDAM, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Uber (UBER.N) drivers are employees rather than independent contractors and are entitled to greater workers' rights, a Dutch court ruled on Monday. It is the late...

Dutch court: Uber drivers covered by taxi labor agreement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court in Amsterdam ruled Monday that Uber drivers fall under the Dutch taxi drivers' collective labor agreement — meaning they are entitled to the same employment benef...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: ...

Uber to recruit 20,000 UK drivers on post-lockdown demand

LONDON (AP) — Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country's coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease. The San...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total...

EXPLAINER: How Uber UK case could foreshadow gig work revamp

LONDON (AP) — Ride hailing giant Uber says it's giving U.K. drivers benefits like minimum wage and pensions, after losing a yearslong court battle to prevent them from being classified as “workers." I...

Uber drivers to get workers' rights in the UK

Uber on Tuesday said it is giving its UK drivers employee status, with benefits including a minimum wage and holiday pay. The shift in policy will come into effect on Wednesday. Weeks after the Supr...

Gig economy shifts: Spain delivery riders are now employees

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government on Thursday announced legislation that classifies food delivery riders as employees of the digital platforms they work for, not self-employed, in a legal change th...

Spanish food delivery workers march for law on their status

MADRID (AP) — Food delivery workers protested across Spain on Wednesday, urging the government to approve a promised law granting them the right to choose between being company staff or self-employed....

Business Highlights

___ UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” and ...