Veteran TV weatherman fired for refusing vaccine
A long-serving Michigan meteorologist was terminated for failing to comply with his employer's vaccine mandate on Sept. 16. Karl Bohnak finished up at WLUC-TV6 after spending decades at the company, because he declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. "Since I chose not to take one of the shots, I was fired," he ...
Uber, Lyft launch PR campaign against Texan ‘Heartbeat’ law
Two ride sharing companies publicly encouraged employees to disregard Texas's new pro-life legislation. Uber and Lyft promise to fully cover legal expenses if their workers are sued for driving a customer to have an illegal abortion procedure. The Heartbeat Act prohibits terminating pregnancy after an unborn baby's heartbeat is detected, which usually ...
California judge rules Proposition 22 unconstitutional and unenforceable: Upsets Uber, Lyft, and gig workers
A judge has struck down a proposition that allows Uber, Lyft, and other app-based ride-hailing companies to treat workers as independent contractors—not employees. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch on Friday, Aug. 20, ruled that Proposition 22 was unconstitutional and unenforceable, USA Today reported. Voters approved Proposition 22 in November, which exempted app-based ...
Tennessee Uber driver fights back against teen who fired at him and his passenger, police say
A shooting occurred on Wednesday night, July 31, after a Tennessee Uber driver shot a man who he said pointed a gun at him and his passenger. The disturbing incident began when the gunman, later identified as 18-year-old Jason Johns Jr., thought he was "disrespected" by the passenger who held the ...
Uber loses lastest UK legal bid to block worker rights for drivers
Under the ruling, drivers are entitled to rights such as the minimum wage
Uber fined $1. 2 million for 2016 data breach
British authorities said the company was careless with user information
Uber’s losses continue ahead of IPO
San Francisco-based company announced it lost just over $1 billion from July through September, a 20 percent increase from the previous quarter
Uber sees opportunity for minibus service in Nairobi
Product is being tested now in Egypt and Mexico
Report: Uber IPO could put company value at $120 billion
Uber may put forth an initial public offering early next year that values the ride-hailing business at as much as $120 billion, according to a media report.The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc. received valuation proposals from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. There is no guarantee Uber ...
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