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2024

Driver-Owned Ride-Hailing and Booking Platform Fare Co-op to Launch in North America on July 4th

Jun18
Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/driver-owned-ride-hailing-booking-010000925.html Fare Co-op empowers gig workers and drivers by providing them with alternative employment opportunities, skill development, and a stake in the local mobility market. TORONTO, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Based upon the transformative technological advancements, Direct Global is pleased to announce the launch of a visionary international
2023

Disrupting the Disruptors: Fare.Coop/Local Driver Co-op Federation Halts Robotaxi Rollout in San Francisco

Jul13
Driver-led cooperative effectively postpones the launch of Cruise and Waymo’s autonomous vehicles, advocating for drivers’ rights and welfare (source: https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2023-07-13/disrupting-the-disruptors-fare-coop-local-driver-co-op-federation-halts-robotaxi-rollout-in-san-francisco) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Edward Escobar, CEO of Fare.Coop/Local Driver Co-op Federation and the founder of #DriversUnite/The Alliance for Independent Workers, has led a successful protest coalition against the rapid
2023

Direct Global Announces Fare.coop: A Revolutionary Gig Worker Co-op/Corp, Is Ready For Series A Funding At Collision 2023

Jun28
Direct Global is Proud to Announce Fare.Coop is Kicking off $26M Series A Funding Round, Eyeing Expansion into Seven Major Cities with its Revolutionary Cooperative Ride-Hailing and Delivery Model (source: https://collisionconf.com/media/press-releases?tab=1)   TORONTO, June 26, 2023 — Direct Global’s pioneering efforts in spearheading and financing multi-stakeholder cooperatives are reaching new heights as
2022

CBC Fresh Air: How a new Ontario food delivery service is using the co-op model to provide a more equitable solution for local restaurateurs and drivers

Mar05
Katrina Marshall, co-owner of Rise and Shine Island Flavour in Guelph, and Danny Golnik, Vice President of Direct Global and Direct Co-ops, talk about the benefits of a cooperative model in food delivery for local restaurants, drivers and restaurant goers. Listen now: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-193-fresh-air/clip/15898836-how-ontario-food-delivery-service-using-co-op-model
2022

Drivers make more, businesses pay less with Direct Local Eats

Feb07
Source: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/drivers-make-more-businesses-pay-less-with-direct-local-eats There’s a new food delivery app in town, Direct Local Eats, and it’s promising more money for its drivers and less fees for restaurants. Direct Global’s CEO-President Ahmed Attia said the driver-owned co-operative sees drivers keep 90% of revenue-ride fees from every trip and costs businesses using them
2022

Breakfast Television, CityTV: This driving and delivery service is owned by its members

Jan21
Sid talks with Local Driver Co-op co-founder Ahmed Attia on the equitable driving and delivery service.
2021

Guelph Today: New co-op delivery app coming to Guelph to take on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats – Direct Local Eats

Jun23
(Source: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/new-co-op-delivery-app-coming-to-guelph-to-take-on-skip-the-dishes-and-uber-eats-3899828) Direct Local Eats is expected to launch in Guelph next month, offering a lower service fee to restaurants and allowing drivers to keep 90 per cent of the delivery charge By: Kenneth Armstrong Stock photo.Pexels A new food delivery service that will compete with Uber Eats and Skip
2021

Direct Global, Downtown Guelph BIA and York-Eglinton BIA to Co-Found the Direct Co-operative

May07
This is the first phase in creating the world’s largest platform co-operative buying group, representing associations, unions and co-ops, helping small businesses compete.   TORONTO, May 7, 2021 — Direct Global is excited to announce the Downtown Guelph BIA (Business Improvement Area) in Guelph, Ontario, the York-Eglinton BIA in Toronto, have, together with Direct Global,
2021

United Nations Announces its Support of Direct Global and its Sustainable Development Initiatives

May06
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/united-nations-announces-its-support-of-direct-global-and-its-sustainable-development-initiatives-1030387274 TORONTO, May 4, 2021 — Following the launch of the Caravan of Courage in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, uniting all small business owners and gig workers through the Direct Initiative’s Local Driver Co-op and Direct Co-ops, Direct Global received an official letter of support from
2021

Direct Global, Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to hit the streets in major cities across North America establishing the largest co-op buying group, ride-hailing and delivery service to support small businesses and gig workers

Apr28
The Caravan of Courage will see hundreds of drivers in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get behind the wheel to promote co-op memberships   (https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/north-america-canada-48a2c322c59e01348841140361dfbee7) TORONTO – On Thursday, April 29, 2021 Direct Global/Direct Co-ops will host the Caravan of Courage, an initiative to generate awareness around the Direct Initiative that