Safety officials recommend 4 tips for using Uber

  

Uber, a transportation network in hundreds of cities worldwide, allows users to download an app, connect with a driver near them and get a ride to their desired destination. For many college students, it has become an alternative to taxi services. While many students rely on Uber for a ride home, other students have reported
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Group of Uber Drivers Strike Nationwide

  

The latest protest against ride-hailing service Uber is coming from within. As reported by Mashable, a group of drivers for the company under the banner “Uber Freedom” are calling for their fellow workers across the U.S. to strike over the weekend, in such major cities as Houston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Participating drivers
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Former Boston Uber Driver Jailed for Raping Passenger

  

A former Uber driver pleaded guilty Friday to charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced. Middlesex Superior Court Judge Merita Hopkins sentenced Alejandro Done, 47, of Boston, to 10 to 12 years in State Prison to be followed by five years probation. “The defendant preyed upon a
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Uber accidentally leaks personal data for hundreds of drivers

  

Uber accidentally exposed the personal data of hundreds of its drivers last night, revealing social security numbers, pictures of driver licenses, vehicle registration numbers, and other information. Drivers registered with the ridesharing company first noticed the leak on Tuesday evening, reporting the news on Reddit, and dedicated Uber message boards. Speaking to Motherboard, one driver said that he
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UBER DRIVERS PLAN 3 DAY WORK STOPPAGE

  

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Upset Uber drivers say they’ll stage a three-day work stoppage and protest in front of company offices starting Friday. The drivers are demanding Uber hike rates by 60 percent, add a tip option and raise fares. They’re calling the action a strike, although technically, only employees of a company can stage one.
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Oregon And Uber Fight Over The Definition Of Employee

  

Oregon labor officials will now begin classifying Uber drivers as employees instead of contractors, according to an advisory opinion released Wednesday. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued the advisory. It states that Uber drives will no longer be considered contractors. The very business model Uber is based on, however, relies on contracting. The
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Uber Users Are Waiting to Buy Cars Because of Uber

  

Some Uber passengers said they’re waiting to buy a car because of the ride-hailing app, according to a new survey out from consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates. Of the 2,000 Uber users surveyed, 22 percent said they were holding off on a car purchase thanks to the service. Magid’s director of research, Andrew Hare, told Re/code the firm
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