Coronavirus prompts Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs: Report
Uber is reportedly cutting 3,000 additional jobs. FOX Business’ Stuart Varney with more.
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A handful of Uber and Lyft drivers have sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state Department of Labor, as well as its head, claiming the state is making them wait months rather than weeks to learn whether drivers are receiving unemployment benefits during the novel coronavirus pandemic, court papers state.
Four Lyft and Uber drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance say the delay, “is devastating to thousands of drivers and their families, the overwhelming majority of whom are immigrants," according to the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in New York.
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“Since New York City began shutting down in mid-March in response to the spread of the COVID-19, professional drivers have found themselves, along with much of the workforce, largely unemployed as ridership evaporated,” states the suit, which was shared online by Gothamist. “Unable to make a living with almost all of New York staying home, Individual Plaintiffs found themselves with a lack of work, and applied for UI.”
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But some of those “app-based drivers” had still not received their unemployment insurance as of Monday – despite filing for the benefits in March, the lawsuit states.