There was a time in big cities where taxis were licensed and regulated and if a car or driver wasnt they couldn’t pick up people on the street, but then those rules didnt seem to matter any more either and didnt need to be enforced……
‘The algorithm is our boss’: Uber drivers face long hours, no benefits and sometimes danger AT 3 A.M., SONAM LAMA’S ALARM goes off. In his house in Queens, New York, while his wife and baby son sleep, he pulls on his clothes and makes coffee. Then he turns on his Uber app and waits. On[…]
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the future of mobility is electric and autonomous, but the arrival of driverless robotaxis will be “quite a few years” beyond 2020.
Remember the days when if you didn’t like a law it WASNT A VALID EXCUSE FOR BREAKING IT? It’s ok. What could go wrong?
New York Supreme Court ruled today to uphold New York City’s minimum wage for drivers working for ride-sharing services, shooting down a challenge to the rule from Lyft. The ruling will maintain the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) minimum wage requirement of $17.22 per hour after expenses, which is one of the first wage floors for ride-share drivers in the country.
Uber skirted laws and cut corners to trample over regulators and competitors. It accelerated the start-up industry’s misogynistic and reckless hustle culture. And it pushed a frightening new picture of labor — one in which everyone is a contractor, toiling without protection, our hours and our lives ruled by uncaring algorithms in the cloud
I missed the part of the story where the regulators that let them break the laws that other companies followed left the public sector and went to work for them….
Instead, the VC industry and the cash-burning startups it favors waste money and human capital—resources the rest of America needs to grow.