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Instead of Training Drivers, Uber Charges $65 to Learn Customer Skills

http://valleywag.gawker.com/instead-of-training-drivers-uber-charges-65-...
Uber is famous for cutting corners to make a buck. Now a Forbes report reveals that the on-demand service provides no mandatory training of its drivers and doesn't inspect their cars. Rather, Uber charges drivers upwards of $65 for optional customer service classes that could help make the service safer.
Uber Is Basically Training Drivers to Violate California State Law

United’s Deal With Uber Raises Concerns

United’s Deal With Uber Raises Concerns
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/business/uniteds-deal-with-uber-raises...
SEPT. 29, 2014

By JOE SHARKEY

UNITED AIRLINES has been reprising its old advertising slogan about the “friendly skies.” But some airports think the airline was a bit less than friendly when it formed a partnership with the ride-sharing company Uber without seeking airport input.

Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers? There’s nothing innovative or new about this business model. Uber is just capitalism, in its most naked form.

Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers?
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17201/uber_s_business_model_screwi...
FRIDAY, SEP 26, 2014, 10:58 AM
Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers?
BY AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO

There’s nothing innovative or new about this business model. Uber is just capitalism, in its most naked form. (Flickr / Joakim Formo)

First published at Jacobin.

SF Uber driver accused of hammer attack on San Francisco rider

SF Uber driver accused of hammer attack on San Francisco rider
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Uber-driver-accused-of-hammer-attack...
By Vivian Ho
Updated 6:09 pm, Friday, September 26, 2014

An Uber driver is accused of seriously injuring a passenger by bashing him on the head with a hammer in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, authorities said Friday.

S.F., L.A. threaten Uber, Lyft, Sidecar with legal action

S.F., L.A. threaten Uber, Lyft, Sidecar with legal action
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-L-A-threaten-Uber-Lyft-Si...
By Heather Knight and Benny Evangelista

September 25, 2014 | Updated: September 26, 2014 8:17am

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