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Federal Court Denies Uber Drivers Class-Action Suit
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Federal Court Denies Uber Drivers Class-Action Suit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 25 that Uber drivers in California cannot file a class-action suit to be treated as employees instead of independent contractors. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that they had to file their complaints against the company through individual…

A Cabby’s Nightmare In The Age Of Uber…
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

A Cabby’s Nightmare In The Age Of Uber…

New York, NY  – A New Day is Here!  That’s the triumphant headline on the New  York Taxi Workers Alliance website this week, after New York City recently became the first city in the country to “enact drivers’ demands into legislation” and place limits on the app-based car service industry — including a 12-month cap on For-Hire-Vehicles. 

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

Angry Taxi Drivers Mourn the Dead — And Organize

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…