The New York Taxi Workers Alliance sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Labor on Monday, arguing that drivers working for apps including Uber and Lyft are owed regular and timely unemployment benefits.

The failure by Uber and Lyft to report their drivers’ earnings has created unnecessary work for overburdened Department of Labor workers and put drivers at tremendous risk amid a global pandemic, advocates for the four drivers named in the suit said during a news conference Tuesday.

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