The de Blasio administration and city lawmakers are once again targeting the growth of ride-hail services such as Uber and Lyft, which have been blamed for increased congestion on city streets. The City Council’s newly formed committee on the industry met Monday to discuss seven pieces of legislation — among them an old bill from Councilman Stephen Levin to place a yearlong cap on the number of ride-hail drivers, and another to heap new fees and restrictions on them — during what was described as a first step in the process of more aggressively regulating the companies. At the heart of the hearing was a bill sponsored by the committee’s chairman, Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., that would reclassify ride-hail companies from a black car service into a new “app-based for-hire” category in order to tighten restrictions on the industry. The bill would establish a $2,000 annual license fee on ride-hail vehicles, ban drivers from working for multiple … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft regulations weighed at City Council hearing
By Tom Chamberlain and Owen Christofferson In any business, the people who do the work deserve to have a voice in their working conditions. Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft are no different. By working with allies in the labor movement and in our communities, drivers are standing together to change the direction of this emerging industry. Earlier this month in Seattle we heard drivers speak up, which urged Seattle City Council to take a closer look at how companies like Uber and Lyft operate. In Portland, we need similar action from Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland City Council to assess the conditions for app-based drivers and their passengers. It's time for drivers and for the community to have a voice in how the app-based companies - also known as Transportation Network Companies -- operate in Portland. We are standing together as Transportation Fairness Portland to address issues including fair compensation, lack of transparency, how app-based companies' … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft drivers deserve a voice: Guest opinion
The institutional investor held 59,039 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.62M, up from 53,952 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.7168 during the last trading session, reaching $146.6568. The company exchanged hands with 13039858 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 9.09M shares. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has risen 11.37% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 0.18%. It also increased its holding in American Rlty Cap Pptys Inc (Prn) by 500,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.86M shares, and has risen its stake in Cheesecake Factory Inc (NASDAQ:CAKE).Bristol-Myers lowered fiscal 2018 diluted earnings per share forecast in the range of $2.70 to $2.80 from the estimate of $3 to $3.15 and revenues to increase in the mid-single digits. Therefore 38% are positive. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company had 84 analyst reports since July 28, … [Read more...] about Drug Makers: A Dose of Robust Earnings
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Lyft to offer free, discounted rides for honky tonk musicians Lyft will offer musicians working in Nashville's honky tonk district free and discounted rides beginning Wednesday. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Nate Rau, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 6:31 p.m. CT April 23, 2018 | Updated 6:33 p.m. CT April 23, 2018 CLOSE The honky tonk bars along lower Broadway in downtown Nashville were swarmed with CMA Fest fans dressed in their best cowboy hats and boots Thursday, June 8, 2017. Video by Helen Comer/The … [Read more...] about Lyft to offer free, discounted rides for honky tonk musicians
Johnny Pollard, of Haltom City, drives for Uber full time and says the job has saved him from unemployment and provided him with a good living. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS) Johnny Pollard, of Haltom City, drives for Uber full time and says the job has saved him from unemployment and provided him with a good living. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS) FORT WORTH – About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job – fast. His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so instead he decided to try freelancing as a driver for Uber. And now, he is one of the shining stars at the ride-hailing company, grossing $1,200 to $1,800 per week giving customers rides all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region. “Uber saved me from unemployment,” the Haltom City resident said on a recent morning after picking up passengers … [Read more...] about Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today’s version of factory workers?