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Countries pledge $9.8B for global climate fund to help poor

Rich countries have pledged $9.8 billion to help poor nations tackle climate change, the fund coordinating support said Friday, as environmental campaigners slammed the United States for refusing to contribute. Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, said 27 countries announced contributions by the end of a two-day conference in Paris. The …

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Royal Caribbean, Disney pledge support to Bahamas

CLOSE Entire communities were flattened and roads washed out while hospitals and airports were swamped by several feet of water due to Hurricane Dorian. Andrew West Royal Caribbean International, The Walt Disney Co. Carnival Corp. and other companies are stepping up and offering support to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ripped a destructive path across the …

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Uber and Lyft pledge $60m to ensure drivers don’t become employees

California politician Lorena Gonzalez criticised the companies for pledging tens of millions of dollars when they previously claimed they could not pay drivers minimum wage. On Thursday (29 August), Uber and Lyft took a significant step to ensure that drivers using the platforms would remain as contractors, rather than become recognised as employees. The companies …

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Uber, Lyft and DoorDash Pledge $90 Million to Fight Driver Legislation in California

In an email to drivers that urged them to contact their local lawmakers, Uber said it would guarantee a minimum wage of $21 per hour while a driver had a passenger or was on the way to pick one up. The companies said they would also push for so-called sectoral bargaining, which would allow drivers …

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Rideshare, delivery apps pledge $90M California ballot fight

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash threatened Thursday to spend $90 million on a California ballot measure if they can’t reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of their drivers and other so-called gig workers. “We remain focused on reaching a deal, and are confident about bringing this issue to …

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France delays signing of Internet pledge amid U.S. pressure

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – France delayed the planned signing of a pledge by Internet platforms to fight hate speech online amid pressure from the United States, a French minister said, adding that he was still hopeful the U.S. will join the initiative. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in …

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