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Uber, Lyft drivers need protection from ‘deactivation’ over bogus rider complaints
April 12, 2023 | Featured, In The News

Uber, Lyft drivers need protection from ‘deactivation’ over bogus rider complaints

Uber and Lyft claim deactivations are the company’s response to concerns raised by customers, but too often, good responsible drivers who are innocent are unfairly fired. As an Uber driver in Chicago for more than four years, I’ve been proud to provide rides to commuters across our city. Ride-hailing drivers like me became essential workers […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

‘Sometimes, there is no way for drivers to prove their innocence’: Rules seek to address apps banning gig workers

Market Watch – Gig work can be precarious, with workers’ earnings depending on the condition of their cars, enough customers hailing rides or ordering food, and whether companies are paying enough to make it worth their while. In some cases, though, drivers for app-based companies can lose their ability to work at all. Apps can “deactivate” […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

‘Every worker should have due process’: Rideshare drivers plead for labor protections

WBBM NEWSRADIO — Rideshare and delivery drivers pleaded for the City of Chicago to protect them from having their ability to work abruptly terminated without recourse Wednesday. During the City Council’s public comment period, rideshare driver Steven Everett said people who drive for Uber, Lyft, GrubHub and other services can be deactivated from every app because […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

Ride-hailing, food delivery drivers could appeal deactivations under proposed ordinance

Chicago Sun Times – Former driver Lenny Sanchez says he was kicked off the Uber app after being falsely accused of leaving the scene of an accident by a passenger who retaliated after being admonished for drinking a beer in the backseat. Bryan Cyhaniuk says he was falsely accused of pocketing a ring left in the […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

Ride-share drivers protest at O’Hare to demand better wages, bathroom access and end to ‘unfair’ deactivations

Chicago Tribune – As thousands of travelers across the country and in Chicago saw their holiday plans upended by transportation troubles, ride-share workers took a stand Tuesday night by refusing to take rides from O’Hare International Airport. Their goal was to “draw attention to the inhumane conditions drivers operate under,” according to a news release, […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

Rideshare drivers protest unfair working conditions at O’Hare

CHICAGO – Many airline passengers have been stranded over the past several days – but those who were not may have had a tough time getting a ride home Tuesday night, at least from O’Hare International Airport. Some Lyft and Uber drivers staged a protest and refused airport rides. They claim the rideshare companies have done […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

Rideshare drivers stage another demonstration in Chicago

WBBM NEWSRADIO – Chicago rideshare drivers brought their latest protest to O’Hare Airport on Tuesday as Lyft representatives disagree they are being treated poorly by the company. Lenny Sanchez of the Independent Drivers Guild said members of his group were passing out information about their complaints to passengers, and in some cases are refusing to pick up […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

UBER DRIVERS CARAVAN TO PROTEST UBER LAWSUIT BLOCKING PAY RAISE

Black Star News – On Monday, December 19, hundreds of New York Uber and Lyft drivers with the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) are hitting the streets in a caravan protest of a New York State Supreme Court judge’s new decision to temporarily halt essential pay raises that Uber has sued to roadblock. The Independent Drivers Guild […]

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January 19, 2023 | Featured, In The News

How can we support delivery drivers who are organizing for better pay & working conditions?

KALW – On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how the rise of delivery apps has impacted drivers’ working conditions. As Uber, DoorDash, and Postmates rake in billions in profits, food delivery drivers in California make just over $22,000 a year. Over half are immigrants, and most are people of color. How can we support […]

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November 17, 2022 | Featured

This Is What It’s Like To Live On Less Than $15 An Hour

BuzzFeed News — When Tara Thompson, a 44-year-old mother of two, began working at a Dollar General in Holly Hill, South Carolina, in December 2021, she made $11.75 an hour, a bump up from the $9.50 she previously made at McDonald’s. Her paychecks amounted to around $1,500 a month if she clocked in at least 32 […]

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