As the end of July is fast approaching, so comes the end of the additional $600 per week unemployment checks that many Americans are receiving. This social safety net was provided by the momentous CARES Act and helped take a step toward a bigger change in how we view the gig economy’s needs and job securities. For the first time, gig workers, contractors, and freelancers had the right to file for unemployment. But what happens once that option has left gig workers?
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Over the past few months people have been ordering in food more than ever to avoid social contact during the Covid-19 pandemic. Companies like Uber Eats have been busy finding ways to stay relevant and make the process of food delivery as simple as possible. One Uber Eats initiative is their “Eats Pass”, a monthly Uber Eats subscriptions for $9.99. With the Eats Pass, subscribers enjoy $0 delivery and 5% off all orders over $15. If your order subtotal does not meet the $15 subtotal, your order will not be eligible for your Eats Pass Benefits.
Soon you will be able to hail an Uber Boat in London as part of your daily commute. While this service was originally expected to launch earlier this year, Covid-19 delayed the official launch. Now Uber is resuming their “Uber Boat” plans in an attempt to further diversify their business offerings after being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Uber Boat in London will offer journeys up and down the River Thames, consisting of a 20-strong fleet of boats and 23 piers between Putney and Woolwich. The boats will be branded as “Uber Boats by Thames Clippers” thanks to a …read more
Uber just recently announced that they are expanding the area where drivers can set their own rates to include San Francisco, Modesto, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Uber allowing drivers to set their own rates for trips began as an experiment in January in Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs. Before January, drivers in these areas had no control over the rates.
Many feel this is a thinly veiled attempt by Uber to skirt around the new AB5 law that took effect at the beginning of this year. Uber has vehemently opposed the new AB5 law which attempts to …read more
In another step towards delivery domination, Uber introduced their newest venture, grocery delivery. This news comes right after Uber acquired Postmates, an online restaurant and goods delivery service, for $2.65 billion.
Uber Grocery Delivery will initially only be available in select cities in Latin America and Canada with plans to roll out in Miami, FL and Dallas, TX later this month. In order to bring customers grocery delivery services, Uber is collaborating with Cornershop, an established grocery delivery app. Uber users will be able to order their groceries through both the Uber and Uber Eats apps.
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