10 Sep 2019

State Senate to vote on gig worker bill this week

Scores of independent contractors across the job spectrum appear days away from becoming redefined as employees and securing better work benefits in California. State legislators are set to vote on

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14 May 2019

Uber, Lyft drivers seek pay raise, benefits as company goes public

Ann Glatt, a driver for Lyft, leads the protest for better driver wages at Uber Headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (CAMILLE COHEN/Special to Golden Gate Xpress)

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05 Feb 2019

Taxi drivers protest SFO policy

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is facing controversy over a new airport regulation that blocks access to San Francisco International Airport for hundreds of drivers while prioritizing others. The

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Photo: Natalia Pourazar
01 Feb 2019

SF taxi drivers preparing to protest over new SFMTA policy

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is facing controversy over a new airport regulation that will block access to San Francisco International Airport for hundreds of drivers.

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10 Dec 2018

Uber crashes nationwide prompting #UberDown

The Uber app is experiencing an outage nationwide. Uber has released the following statement, “We are aware of a technical issue that is preventing some customers from using our app.

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01 Nov 2018

Lyft and Uber offering discounted rides on election day

Uber and Lyft are both showing their voting advocacy by partnering with non-profit organizations aimed to create a higher voter turnout. Lyft has partnered with the non-partisan organizations: Vote Latino,

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01 Mar 2018

Gig economy makes filing taxes for students complicated

Many students working in the “gig” economy struggle during the tax filing season due to lack of knowledge regarding their obligations and deductions. “Gig” economy jobs include occupations that are

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15 Feb 2017

Students gladly say goodbye to Uber

The Uber boycott continues with SF State students, as they do their part in deleting the ride-sharing app, following the company’s decision to temporarily turn off their surging prices to

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15 Feb 2016

Safety concerns about Uber remain despite settlement

Most people I know would rather call an Uber after a late night out rather than spend hours on any of San Francisco’s nighttime buses, which run sporadically and take forever.

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26 Jan 2016

Road sharing with ride-sharing leads cab cooperative to bankruptcy

When it comes to getting around San Francisco, students have wide range of options. Despite filing for bankruptcy Friday, the city’s largest taxicab co-op, Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc., remains one of

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02 Sep 2015

Muni plastic transfers: taking the bus is now for the rich

San Francisco’s public transit system is best known for three things: rarely being on time, frequently breaking down and giving out those long, colorful, paper transfers that crafty commuters can fold up

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07 Apr 2015

Startup rideshare policy in question for drivers

Rolling through the Financial District in his orange Honda Fit, SF State senior James Shumate spends his evenings shuttling passengers who hail his service. Shumate, a cinema major, began driving

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