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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rideshare
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From cabdrivers to concession cashiers, workers supported by Chicago’s airports wonder when — or if — they’ll go back. ‘I don’t see a future.' 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The drop in air travel from COVID-19 has hurt an entire network of businesses around Chicago’s airports. And a full return to normal could take years.
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Uber and Lyft Are Now Playing Chicken With California Courts 13.8.2020 Mother Jones
On MSNBC today—two days after a California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft must reclassify workers as employees—Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that if the company doesn’t win on appeal he might shut down the service. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able to switch our model […]
Uber-Backed California Ballot Initiative “Would Create a Permanent Underclass of Workers” 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
The California ballot measure backed by Uber, Lyft, and Doordash and slated to appear on the ballot this November would exempt gig companies from a new law tightening the rules on who is and isn’t a contractor. Proposition 22 would also “create a permanent underclass of workers,” according to a new report by the Partnership for […]
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Workers across US plan to stage mass walkout in ‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20.
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Uber laying off another 3,000 workers, raising more questions about the company’s future in Chicago 19.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Uber Technologies is laying off 3,000 additional workers and closing about 45 offices around the world as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the company’s main profit generator, its ride-share business.The news throws into question the tech giant’s plans for Chicago.
Parents of high school seniors feel the loss of graduation ceremonies too 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Parents must cope with not being able to see their seniors graduate because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Applying for unemployment benefits for the first time? Here are 4 things you need to know. 13.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Millions of Americans are learning a new skill this spring -- how to apply for employment. Here are some tips to know for applying in Illinois
Chaffee County woman missing after failing to return from bicycle ride 12.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 49-year-old Chaffee County woman has been reported missing after failing to return from a bike ride.
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Self-employed started applying for unemployment benefits Monday, but there’s a catch 12.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The self-employed can finally apply for unemployment insurance with the state of Illinois, but there's a catch. They have to be denied regular benefits first.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State exceeds 20,000 daily tests for COVID-19 for the first time 9.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Coronavirus pandemic causes Via ride-share service to temporarily shut down in Chicago 8.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Via, the smallest of the city’s three ride-share providers after Uber and Lyft, has temporarily suspended its Chicago operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ride-share services nationwide have seen sales drop fall due to the pandemic, which has also caused falling public transit and vehicle traffic numbers because of people working from home or losing their jobs.
Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois leaves convention industry in limbo. ‘We’re in no man’s land right now.’ 7.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Under J.B. Pritzker's new five-phase plan to reopen Illinois, the convention center industry will be among the last allowed to reopen. But it's unclear when that will be, and the uncertainty has left many industry operators in limbo.
Gig workers are now eligible for special unemployment benefits. But many won't get them 2.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus: Catch in unemployment program costly to gig workers

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At least 20 Chicago suburbs require face coverings in public — something most people in Illinois will have to do beginning May 1 24.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
On Thursday, Evanston joined more than a dozen suburbs requiring that masks or face coverings be worn in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Facial coverings would be required in many public settings in Chicago under City Council plan 23.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Anyone over 2 years old in Chicago would be required to wear a mask or other face covering when they can’t maintain social distancing in public under a proposal an alderman said would help normalize the practice and fight the spread of the coronavirus in the city.
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Farmworkers are deemed 'essential' but are not protected from COVID-19 23.4.2020 Small Business |
As many people in the U.S. shelter-in-place in their homes, farmworkers are at risk of becoming severely ill from the coronavirus as they continue to support the country's food supply chain.
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L.A. County now requires residents to wear face coverings. Here are the details 16.4.2020 LA Times: Science

Wear a mask when inside an essential business, or when riding a bus or train. The cities of Long Beach, Pasadena and L.A. have issued similar orders.

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Uber, Lyft hit with claims of more than $630 million in back wages 16.4.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Thousands of California drivers have filed wage claims against Uber and Lyft since February, hoping to pressure the state of California into enforcing a law preventing worker misclassification.

In a pandemic, ‘gig’ workers can fall through the social safety net 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Ride-share drivers and other self-employed people have a tenuous income in the best of times. And these are far from the best of times.
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Uber wants to redefine employment. More than 50 labor groups are fighting back 8.4.2020 LA Times: Business

A coalition of more than 50 groups is calling on Congress to resist Uber's call for a new category of work and force on-demand gig companies to fund unemployment benefits.

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