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US: Uber and Lyft might be forced to award employee benefits to their drivers


Lyft and larger rival Uber – both emerging ride-sharing companies based in the US – have been called in two separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court, with drivers claiming they need to be treated as employees, not independent contractors. Last week, the US judge overseeing the Lyft case contended it was "very difficult" to decide whether ...
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US: Japanese auto jobs decline because of Mexico
Both Japanese carmakers and their suppliers were slower to add new jobs in the US last year, after they move to expand in Mexico and overseas to reduce currency fluctuation ...
Ford employees to use Apple’s iPhones
The second largest US automaker has announced it plans to switch from flip phones and BlackBerry smartphones to Apple’s iPhones for some of its worldwide employee base in the next ...
Report – GM recall sees two lawyers, executive in charge of quality unemployed
Last week, CEO Mary Barra finally unveiled the conclusion of a 325-pages report on the company’s conduct in the ignition switch recall, which had GM calling back 2.6 million cars ...
Canada – union pushes for Toyota plants acceptance
Just like the UAW is the biggest and most renowned US union, so is Unifor in Canada, forming a behemoth labor organization. Now, the union has set its eyes on ...
GM supports program to make homes out of shipping containers
General Motors, the automaker with a home base in Detroit, is now committing to aiding an interesting initiative, that would see used shipping containers in the Motor City turned into ...
Executive: Ford could exceed 12,000 workers pledge
The company’s top US executive considers Ford, the second biggest US automaker could soon exceed its 12,000 new workers goal negotiated in a 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers. Ford ...
Ferrari’s Employees Receive Record Bonus of 4,096 Euro for Strong Results in 2013
Italian automaker Ferrari said that the 2013 production bonus for its employees would be a record 4,096 Euro. Thanks to excellent financial results in 2013, increased levels of quality and record ...
Volvo Trucks could fire around 500 workers
Due to the harsh economic situation in the European region and downsize of the market for its trucks, Volvo would fire almost 500 hired labor employees from two of its ...
GM’s Barra has great message for employees: “No crappy cars”
That’s the message Mary Barra, GM’s executive vice president of global product development and global purchasing and supplies chain, has been preaching to employees at the Detroit-based automaker. Considering she’s seen ...

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