Uber expands delivery, carjackings plague rideshare, and Lyft deploys AVs. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
As gig workers stay lukewarm on returning, gig companies are getting creative. Yahoo! Finance explains:
McDonald’s (MCD) recently became the latest to offer sweeteners to potential new hires. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Golden Arches is proposing benefits like child care and tuition assistance, in addition to higher hourly wages.
Uber is considering funding education and career-building programs, The Journal recently reported. …
Gig economy lacks women, drivers are getting scammed, and a taxi app gets revamped. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
While the gig economy has exploded over the last few years, it falls short on being balanced. Forbes explains:
The gig economy lacks many of the protections of a traditional workplace including on-site supervisors, unemployment coverage, benefits and workers’ compensation insurance. These deficiencies are among the contributing factors that women make up only 19% of Uber’s workforce and 30% of Lyft’s as of 2019.
Beyond these deficiencies, another major downside of these platforms that I see is a lack of safety for…
Drivers aren’t coming back, taxis get a boost and delivery gets robots. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
The verdict is in: Drivers aren’t coming back. CNBC explains
Former ride-sharing drivers are staying off the road for a variety of reasons.
For many it’s fear of the continued pandemic, which is what made them stop driving in the first place. Currently, less than 50% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Surges in fares for Uber and Lyft have made a opportunity for taxis. San Francisco Examiner explains:
New safety features, drivers get charged, and Uber gets a win. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
Uber and Lyft are adding new safety features, but is it enough? CBS Chicago reported:
“We’re finding that rideshare drivers are victimized at a much higher rate than the general public,” said Bryant Greening of the law firm LegalRideshare.
Greening said his driver assault cases continue to climb. He applauds Uber’s announcement that they’re offering rewards for tips leading to arrests in Chicago carjackings, and Lyft’s announcement that they will require an extra layer of account verification from riders who use anonymous payment methods.
A setback in NY, riders call the shots and we launch a safety Fund. LegalRideshare breaks it down:
Across Europe for the week commencing May 17, Uber’s total gross bookings recovered to more than 80 per cent of the level reported in the same period in 2019. The figures mark a striking recovery after the company reported a 38 per cent year-on-year drop in mobility revenues globally for the first three months of 2021.
CHICAGO — The law firm LegalRideshare LLC is establishing the Driver Safety Fund, in an effort to protect rideshare drivers from an increasingly dangerous environment. The mission of the Driver Safety Fund is to provide gig workers with the tools they need to stay safe, and also to bring alleged perpetrators of violence to justice.
LegalRideshare LLC co-founder and attorney Bryant Greening said his firm will donate $10,000 to purchase dash cameras for Chicago-based gig workers. The firm will allocate an additional $40,000 as rewards for the convictions of persons who assault or carjack gig workers.
“We refuse to sit…
DoorDash darts for 60, Instacart wants bots and drivers speak out. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
Apps say they can lower their delivery costs by bundling groceries and other nonperishable goods with hot food, and drivers can handle multiple orders at a time without having to worry about orders getting cold.
Instacart has a plan: Robots. The Verge explains
Bloomberg details a plan for the gig-work grocery-delivery network to build “automated fulfillment centers around the US, where hundreds of robots would fetch boxes of cereal and cans…
CHICAGO – Cook County Associate Judge Moira Johnson denied electric scooter company Bird Rides, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss a defective product lawsuit, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, holding the company must avail itself to the Court and answer discovery regarding an allegedly defective scooter.
The litigation stems from a June 20, 2019 crash, in Chicago, Illinois, in which an electric scooter struck bicyclist Allyson Medeiros head-on. Medeiros required multiple surgeries and incurred tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
The crash made national headlines when Medeiros’s attorneys, LegalRideshare LLC, summoned ten electric scooter companies to court to provide location…
Drivers get blocked, California demands electric and Uber needs drivers. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
After the merger with Postmates and Uber Eats, drivers are facing a harsh reality: They can’t work. @Buzzfeed explains:
When he tried to make the switch from Postmates to Uber Eats, he was rejected because of a reckless driving charge. Adams said he successfully pleaded the charge down to improper driving two years ago with the help of a lawyer he paid $1,000, so he should be eligible to drive for Uber. The app disqualifies drivers with either one recent major driving violation or multiple recent…
Shoppers demand answers, Uber gets a partner and drivers go MIA. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
The situations the shoppers described to CNN Business highlight the precarious nature of gig work: They can work at their convenience as it suits their lifestyles, but they’re at the mercy the company’s whims and often opaque or nonexistent processes to redress grievances.
The shoppers said Instacart — which has more than 500,000 shoppers and whose valuation has ballooned to $39 billion — hasn’t been responsive to their…