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A major grocery store called its workers ‘first responders’ early in the pandemic. Now, it’s making the ‘strategic decision’ to ditch in-house delivery in favour of contractors.

Albertsons made a “strategic decision” to abandon its in-house delivery fleet, and will start the transition on February 27, a spokesperson told Business Insider on Monday, which was first reported by local news outlet KNOCK. Last year, Albertsons called its workers “first responders” and pushed to get them priority access […]
A major grocery store called its workers ‘first responders’ early in the pandemic. Now, it’s making the ‘strategic decision’ to ditch in-house delivery in favour of contractors.
Tech

DoorDash lists Prop 22 as a risk factor for its IPO, warning that other states may decide to adopt California’s controversial legislation

DoorDash is warning that Proposition 22 could be a risk factor for its upcoming IPO. The ballot measure, which passed in California earlier this month, exempts DoorDash and other app-based companies from classifying their drivers as employees. The companies involved poured more than $US200 million into getting the initiative passed. […]
DoorDash lists Prop 22 as a risk factor for its IPO, warning that other states may decide to adopt California’s controversial legislation
Markets

Uber and Lyft shares soar after Californians approve Prop 22, allowing ride-hailing companies to continue classifying their drivers as contractors

Uber and Lyft shares jumped more than 15% in pre-market trading on Wednesday after California voters approved Proposition 22. The ballot measure’s passage means the ride-hailing companies can continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, exempting them from Assembly Bill 5, a state labour law passed […]
Uber and Lyft shares soar after Californians approve Prop 22, allowing ride-hailing companies to continue classifying their drivers as contractors
Tech

An Uber engineer says he quit after the company pressured employees to advocate for Prop 22, which would exempt ride-hailing companies from California’s gig worker law

Former Uber engineer Eddy Hernandez said he quit the company amid feeling pressured to support California’s Proposition 22, which voters are weighing in on Tuesday, KQED reported earlier this week. Hernandez explained to KQED and in a blog post that a Uber’s range of tactics – including internal communications, free […]
An Uber engineer says he quit after the company pressured employees to advocate for Prop 22, which would exempt ride-hailing companies from California’s gig worker law