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Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams

Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams

Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, the company announced today. Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organization, with 170 people leaving the product team and 265 people leaving the engineering team. The layoffs had no effect on Eats, which is one of Uber’s top-performing products, and Freight, according to a source familiar with the situation. Meanwhile, the company is lifting the hiring freeze on the product and engineering teams that has been in effect since early August, according to the source. “Our hope with these changes is to...

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Uber Proposes Policy That Would Pay Drivers a Minimum Wage of $21 Per Hour While on a Trip

Uber Proposes Policy That Would Pay Drivers a Minimum Wage of $21 Per Hour While on a Trip

On the heels of a driver-led protest outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters, where drivers showed their support for gig worker protections legislation (via Assembly Bill 5) and demanded a union, Uber is circulating a petition urging people to “protect ridesharing in California.” In the petition, Uber advocates for a policy that would offer drivers a minimum of $21 per hour while on a trip,* paid time off, sick leave and compensation if they are injured while driving, as well as a collective voice and “the ability to influence decisions about their work.” Uber has also created a new...

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