You can schedule an Uber 30 minutes to 30 days in advance in New York.
The San Francisco-based company is branching out to more traditional black car services.
A federal judge on Friday granted a request by Uber Technologies Inc and its chief executive officer to put a passenger's price-fixing lawsuit against them on hold, while they appeal his refusal to let them arbitrate the dispute.
Uber faces several lawsuits over its pricing and its treatment of drivers, and often tries to keep such disputes away from courthouses.
According to the New York Times, the deal announced Tuesday stops short of unionization.
Uber Technologies Inc. announced that it will recognize a labor group Tuesday formed to represent ride-sharing drivers in New York City.
Uber has recognized Machinists union affiliate to represent its 35,000 drivers in New York City, but it won't be able to negotiate for them.
The Independent Drivers Guild grants New York City's 35,000 Uber drivers limited benefits and protections.
Uber and its New York riders dodged a bullet — for now, anyway — when the company struck a deal to let its local drivers organize. On Tuesday, Uber said it would let the drivers form a group — the Independent Drivers Guild — to advocate for them. But it won’t be a union and can’t bargain contracts. It looks like Uber realized New York law — and New Yorkers’ political leanings — made it wise to seek a compromise. A true union would be death to Uber’s business model, which relies on drivers to work as independent contractors, not unionized employees. That arrangement helps Uber keep fares low and provides drivers with the flexibility to choose their own hours. Every customer gets service from a self-employed professional, not a clock-puncher. We’d guess the new guild will eventually push up Uber fares a bit: The folks in charge will want to force some kind of change in order to justify the guild’s