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HEADLINEThe worldwide Uber strike is a key test for the gig economy (Vox, May 8/19.)
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Vox
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May 08, 2019
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Ride-share drivers are on strike today in a dozen US cities and at least 10 countries, including Minneapolis, Washington, DC, San Diego, and all the way to London and Nairobi. Drivers are demanding higher pay and citywide regulations." >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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New York Times
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Oct 12, 2018
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For Uber drivers, the workplace can feel like a world of constant surveillance, automated manipulation and threats of 'deactivation.' >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINE Do Canada’s taxi drivers have a place in transportation’s changing future? (Globe & Mail, Oct 5/18)
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Globe & Mail
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Oct 05, 2018
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Drivers who've survived the arrival of ride-hailing services are worried about paying bills, lost revenue and the dwindling value of their taxi plates – but some are still hopeful governments can level the playing field >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINECase challenging road test wait-time for refugees goes before human rights tribunal today (CBC, Aug. 24/18)
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CBC
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Aug 24, 2018
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Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, a former truck driver, is challenging the Ontario government on a policy his lawyer says is discriminatory against refugees. In order to bypass the wait time in between licences, drivers must provide documents from their home country — a nearly impossible task for refugees. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEUber partnerships with car-rental startups could increase congestion, experts say
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CBC
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Aug 09, 2018
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Partnerships involve companies that rent vehicles to Uber drivers for weekly or monthly fees that include maintenance, insurance and other costs. Their aim is to get more people to drive for Uber by making it easier for those who don't want to buy a car or who can't get financing. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEProvince removes barriers for refugees seeking driver’s licences (CTV News, Calgary, July 29/18)
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CTV News
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Jul 29, 2018
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The Alberta government is moving ahead with a plan that will remove a major roadblock that many new refugees face when they first come to Canada and need to provide for their family. >> Driving-local delivery; Driving-long and short haul; Driving-taxi and rideshare

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Commercial Driver HQ
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Jul 23, 2018
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Lyft & Uber driver insurance can be a confusing process. Most rideshare drivers assume companies like Uber or Lyft have an insurance policy in place that covers them. They may also think that their own car insurance company will back them up. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEThe Immigrants Fueling the Gig Economy
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The Atlantic
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Jun 20, 2018
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A U.S perspective: The short-term promise of easy cash can trap individuals in bad long-term conditions. When a 30-year-old Somali refugee, first arrived in the U.S. he found work as a shelf stocker in retail and then as a security guard. His main goal, though, was education. He began taking classes, but it became increasingly hard to align his class schedule with his work schedule. He started driving for Uber and now balances a 34-hour work week for Uber with a full load of classes. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

HEADLINEPatience pays off for Lyft’s Canadian expansion
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Toronto Star
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May 18, 2018
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Lyft Inc. sat on the sidelines for years while Uber Technologies Inc. battled it out with Canadian regulators before the ride-hailing company expanded into the country. That strategy may have paid off. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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Global TV
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May 01, 2018
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Gig-economy wages have been widely disputed, and several studies have attempted to determine the earning potential of Uber drivers. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare