Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

[ad_1] Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, receives congratulations from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood after her to give new wage and benefit protections at the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The bill now goes to the governor, who has […]

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

[ad_1] Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB5, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat […]

Uber trims more staff as it seeks a route to profit

[ad_1] Uber, which has moved into electric bikes, trucking, and scooters, envisions becoming the “Amazon of transportation” in a future where people share instead of own vehicles Uber on Tuesday said it was laying off about eight percent of its product and engineering teams as the smartphone-summoned ride service tries to map a route to profitability. […]

Uber adding 2,000 jobs in Chicago, mostly in Freight unit

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Uber plans to open a new office in Chicago and add 2,000 people to its area workforce over the next three years. The office will officially house the company’s freight business and a related engineering hub. Uber already has a significant presence in the city. It has about 1,300 workers […]

Ex-Google engineer charged in Uber self-driving theft case

[ad_1] In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. The former Google engineer is being charged with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build […]

Uber posts biggest quarterly loss ever after stock payouts

[ad_1] In this May 28, 2019, file photo Jump electric bike share bicycles by Uber are seen along Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. Uber reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 8. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) Uber lost $5.24 billion in the second quarter—its largest quarterly loss ever—after making huge stock-based payouts in the months following […]

Uber acts against LGBT discrimination during Dutch gay pride

[ad_1] Uber launched its “report button” during Monday’s opening of the Gay Pride festival in Amsterdam Ride-hailing operator Uber announced Monday it has launched in the Netherlands a new function that allows LGBT users to report if they have suffered discrimination. The “report button” made its debut during the Gay Pride festival in Amsterdam, which […]