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Uber urges White House to include gig workers in coronavirus stimulus – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s chief executive on Monday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to include independent drivers and delivery workers in the country’s planned $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package and urged U.S. lawmakers to change labor laws in the long term.

FILE PHOTO: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks during a meeting with the Economic Club of New York in New York City, New York, U.S., December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Lawmakers in Washington are discussing a deal to pump more than $1 trillion into the economy to limit the economic damage caused by the coronavirus health crisis, in addition to the hundreds of billions of dollars in fiscal and monetary stimulus that has already been deployed to prop up the world’s largest economy.

The Trump administration is also considering here a plan to send checks to individual Americans and families to help them weather the crisis, although details of the proposal remained to be worked out by Congress.


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