Wall Street Journal (12/15/15) Douglas MacMillan
Seattle’s city council has approved legislation that will allow drivers of services like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to unionize, giving them the ability to negotiate their pay and working conditions. This is the first time a U.S. city has opened the door to unions for ride-hailing drivers.
“Unfortunately, the ordinance passed today threatens the privacy of drivers, imposes substantial costs on passengers and the city, and conflicts with long-standing federal law,” a Lyft spokesperson said.
Since the city council’s decision, drivers for ride-hailing services in Hawaii, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, and New York have inquired about advocating for legal reforms in those states, according to Dawn Gearhart, a spokesperson for Teamsters Local 117.
New Webinar: CareerBuilder Staffing and Recruiting Talent Brief
As many as 75% of staffing and recruiting professionals say some of their currently existing talent acquisition and human capital management roles will be completely automated using technology over the next 10 years. Find out how this will impact your business.