Seattle City Council voted 8-0 to pass legislation that gives Uber, Lyft and other "for-hire" drivers the right to unionize - the first law of its kind in the nation. This law would allow drivers the ability to negotiate pay rates and employment conditions with Uber and other companies directly. Currently, these drivers are considered independent contractors and are therefore not protected by labor laws. This exempts them from Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law, union rights under federal law, reimbursement for expenses and non-discrimination requirements.
This is just one more example of Seattle taking the lead in the nation on behalf of employees. If you or someone you know, has been wronged at work whether or not in a union, please call us today!