DoorDash $100 Million Driver Settlement Tentatively Approved

Proposed settlement covers California, Massachusetts drivers California agency to receive over $9 million in agreement DoorDash Inc. won tentative approval on Wednesday for a proposed $100 million agreement, which would settle claims that it misclassified delivery drivers in both Massachusetts and California as independent contractors. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy D. Hogue tentatively agreed to …

San Francisco reaches $5 million labor settlement with DoorDash

San Francisco just received its largest labor-related settlement in history from food delivery app DoorDash. San Francisco officials announced Monday that the city had secured a $5.32 million settlement from DoorDash after an investigation into the food delivery app’s labor practices. The payout is now expected to be distributed to 4,500 workers in the San Francisco area. …

Stride raises $47M to provide affordable benefits for independent workers

Will use funds to expand portable benefits platform, accelerate membership growth, and further invest in partnerships and new channels – Stride announces $47M Series C led by King River Capital with participation from Mastercard, Allstate, and previous investors Venrock, NEA, and Fidelity’s F-Prime Capital, bringing total funding to $96M – Funding will be used to expand Stride’s work …

Uber Freight Partners with Marqeta and Branch to Offer Faster Payments and Fuel Rewards for Carriers

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On stage at Money 20/20, Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ), the global modern card issuing platform, today announced it is partnering with Branch, a leading workforce payments platform, and Uber Freight to bring fast, reliable payments and carrier-first financial services to the logistics and transportation industries. “Uber Freight is not only offering carriers greater customization and visibility in the load …

Rideshare Drivers Could Make as Little as $4.82 Per Hour if Uber Gets Its Labor Law in Massachusetts, Study Finds

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart are looking to buy another law in Massachusetts by replicating Prop 22, the disastrous, virtually irrevocable California ballot measure that deprived their workers of employee status. Now, leading rideshare labor researchers from the UC Berkeley Labor Center have predicted how bad it could get—as little as $4.82/hour for Uber and Lyft drivers. …

Delivery Drivers, Inc. Offers New Same-Day Payment Platform

Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI), a leading third-party administrator specializing in last-mile labor solutions, announced a new payment platform powered by Branch for DDI driver-partners to access their payouts daily through a digital wallet. “With Branch, DDI provides independent contractors instant access to payouts with no charge to our clients or partners. And with the ability to receive …

With Delivery Workers, Who’s Really in Charge?

Third-party delivery apps depend on an entire gig workforce of drivers, bicyclists, and motorcyclists — the people on the go, handing you your food at your doorstep. More than one-third of U.S. workers are a part of the gig economy. The major delivery apps often describe that workforce, their drivers and delivery workers, as partners. …

Where have all the Uber drivers gone?

When the pandemic pushed him to quit driving for Uber, Steve Gregg didn’t know he might be done with the ride-hailing apps for good. But he was exhausted from the daily stress of driving, after taking passengers on more than 15,000 trips over three years. And he was frustrated over being nickel-and-dimed, seeing his wages steadily decrease. The added …

Menulog starts trial but gig economy workers’ security remains precarious

A federal Select Committee on Job Security looking into how rife insecure work is across the country is currently taking submissions from insecure workers in New South Wales. Chaired by Labor Senator Tony Sheldon, it was set up last year after five food delivery drivers were killed at work. It is expected to report by November. See …

Menulog announces pivot towards ‘employment model’ for all couriers within coming years

Menulog says it is moving away from the controversial independent contractor model favoured by its gig economy rivals and wants to have all its couriers employed by the company within a “few years’ time”. In a move designed to differentiate itself from rivals such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Menulog’s managing director, Morten Belling, said on …