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6 September 2017

USA: Businesses speak out against White House repeal of the DACA programme

The Trump administration has formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation and provided them...

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28 August 2017

USA: Judge rejects challenge by 11 drivers to Seattle law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies to unionise over pay & working conditions

Author: Associated Press

"Judge refuses to block Seattle Uber, Lyft driver union law", 25 Aug 2017...

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11 August 2017

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to block law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to form unions

Author: Jeremy B. White, Independent (UK)

In a ruling that helps define the rights of labourers in the booming gig economy, a federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge to a Seattle ordinance allowing drivers-for-hire to form unions. The lawsuit parallels a national fight over the rights...

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11 August 2017

USA: District Judge's decision upholds new unionisation law for Uber & Lyft drivers in Seattle

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1 August 2017

Court order: Chamber of Commerce of the USA & others vs The City of Seattle & others

Author: United States District Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Court Western District of Washington at Seattle

Order granting Defendants' motion to dismiss the City of Seattle Ordinance 124968.

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1 August 2017

Judge tosses U.S. Chamber lawsuit over Seattle’s Uber union law, but dispute isn’t over yet

Author: Nat Levy, Geekwire (USA)

Seattle’s first-of-its-kind unionization law for drivers of services like Uber and Lyft got a big win in court Tuesday when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the controversial ordinance by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....

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27 June 2017

USA: In lawsuit, 50 companies argue for legal protections against sexual orientation discrimination - make business case

Author: Erin Mulvaney, National Law Journal (USA)

50 Companies Tell Court Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Bad For Business, 26 June 2017...

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6 June 2017

Group representing $6.2 trillion of the US economy says they're 'still in' the Paris climate agreement

Author: Madeleine Sheehan Perkins, Business Insider

A coalition of US economic, education, and local government leaders...will continue to abide by the Paris agreement regardless of America's withdrawal, forming the We Are Still In movement. The coalition represents 120 million Americans and $6.2...

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18 April 2017

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

Author: Noah Scheiber, The New York Times

Even as Uber talks up its determination to treat drivers more humanely, it is engaged in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes experiment in behavioral science to manipulate them in the service of its corporate growth…Uber’s innovations reflect the...

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13 April 2017

The Gig Economy’s False Promise

Author: The New York Times

"The Gig Economy’s False Promise", 10 Apr 2017...

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