NEW YORK, N.Y.—A State Supreme Court judge dismissed Lyft’s attempt to void New York City’s $17.22-an-hour minimum wage for app-based drivers May 1, saying the company had failed to prove the way it was calculated was unreasonable. Lyft filed the suit against the city Taxi and Limousine Commission Jan. 30, two days before the minimum,…
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Gig-economy companies like Uber and Handy have allied with corporate and far-right lobbyists to get their definition of “independent contractor” enshrined in law—and protect them from having to pay minimum wage or obey labor laws, says a report released March 26 by the National Employment Law Project.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—A State Supreme Court judge on March 18 denied Lyft’s motion for an injunction to stop the city from enforcing its new law setting a minimum wage for app-based drivers.
NEW YORK, N.Y.— Lyft agreed Feb. 6 to pay drivers the city’s new minimum wage for app-based taxi drivers, although it and Juno are continuing their lawsuits seeking to eliminate that minimum.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—This week, the City Council quickly rejected an offer by Uber and Lyft that they would set up a $100 million fund to help yellow-cab owner-drivers overloaded with debt—if the Council would abandon bills intended to regulate them.
NEW YORK, NY – While the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has stood by Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders on many issues over the years, today we are disappointed to see them side with the billionaires who are exploiting drivers, the vast majority of whom are workers of color.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Holding white carnations and “Stop the Race to the Bottom” signs, about 150 taxi drivers rallied on the steps of City Hall March 28. They were mourning Nicanor Ochisor—the fourth financially strapped cabbie to commit suicide in the last four months—and demanding that the city do something to stop the industry’s decimation by…