Uber

Government, Business

Uber to Give UK Drivers Minimum Wage, Pension

Yaseen Aslam, left, and James Farrar Former Uber drivers Yaseen Aslam (left) and James Farrar outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in 2018.(Alastair Grant/AP)

LONDON — Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, after a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
March 17, 2021
Government, Business

UK Supreme Court Gives Uber Drivers Benefits in Landmark Ruling

UK Uber drivers Uber drivers of the App Drivers & Couriers Union celebrate as they listen to the court decision on a tablet computer outside the Supreme Court in London on Feb. 19. (Frank Augstein/AP)

LONDON — Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 19, in a decision that threatens the company’s business model and holds broader implications for the so-called gig economy.

Kelvin Chan | Associated Press
February 19, 2021
Business, Technology

Uber to Buy Alcohol Delivery Startup Drizly for $1.1 Billion

Uber Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to acquire Drizly Inc., which makes an on-demand alcohol delivery app, for $1.1 billion.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Uber, Others Jockey for Early COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Workers

California travelers request an Uber ride. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press) Travelers in California request a ride from Uber. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Uber says its drivers should get priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine because they provide crucial transportation to health care workers and the general public.

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2020
Business, Technology

Uber Sells Flying Taxi Division to Joby in Broader Retrenchment

A model of Joby's air taxi eVTOL is seen in a press photo. (Joby Aviation via Bloomberg News) A model of Joby's air taxi EVTOL is seen in a press photo. (Joby Aviation via Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is selling off its flying taxi division to Joby Aviation and investing in the startup, marking the second time this week Uber abandoned a side project as it aims to turn a quarterly profit next year.

Priya Anand | Bloomberg News
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora to Buy Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicles Arm

Uber self-driving cars A parking lot full of Uber self-driving Volvos in Pittsburgh on March 20, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles-development arm to Aurora as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.

December 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Win in California Vote About Drivers

Uber sign Travelers request an Uber ride at Los Angeles International Airport. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services spent $200 million in a winning bet to circumvent California lawmakers and the courts to preserve their business model by keeping drivers from becoming employees eligible for benefits and job protections.

Brian Melley | Associated Press
November 4, 2020
Government, Business

Appeals Court Orders Uber, Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX. Lyft and Uber logos are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle at LAX in September 2019. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. face the gravest threat yet to their business models after an appeals court ruled they must treat their drivers in California as employees instead of independent contractors.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Weighs Purchase of BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing Venture

Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Pedestrians pass in front of signage displayed outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.

September 28, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. Uber and Lyft have a ways to go to win 50% yes on Proposition 22. (Dan MacMedan for GM)

Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent contractors, a new statewide poll shows.

Taryn Luna | Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2020

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