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Newsom Rocks the Gig Economy, Signs AB 5 Labor Bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to California rideshare drivers at companies like Uber and Lyft and to workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal...
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Bill Giving Protections to ‘Gig Workers’ Sent to Governor

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule. The 56-15 Assembly vot...

After Two Years Away, Uber Returning to Fresno Airport

Soon, the estimated 1.7 million travelers a year through Fresno Yosemite International Airport can use Uber again. The ride-sharing company is scheduled to return after a two-year absence. The city council will vote Thursday (May 16) to grant three-year ...