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UW study finds widespread racial bias in UBER & LYFT driver terminations

A study released today by the University of Washington Information School has found racial bias in UBER and LYFT processes for terminating drivers, arbitrary and excessive terminations of drivers, and a widespread failure to inform drivers of the reason for their termination or conduct meaningful investigations prior to termination. However, researchers also found that, under the nation’s first just cause protections against unfair termination for UBER and LYFT drivers, 80% of terminated drivers were reinstated after receiving culturally competent union representation. Read more

ALERT: UBER & LYFT Drivers Targeted by Scammers

Scams targeting Seattle UBER and LYFT drivers are on the rise, and can cost unaware drivers their earnings. Be on the lookout for suspicious calls or in-app messages that may be attempting to gain access to your accounts. Read more

Lyft Drivers Win Nearly $200,000 In Back Pay!

This investigation put money back in the pockets of drivers, with LYFT paying a total of $192,991.30 to those impacted by the error. This is what effective enforcement of your labor rights looks like; rights that we wouldn’t have without drivers coming together to build driver power and take our fight to the Statehouse! It is that fight - and the victories drivers achieved - that makes Washington one of the few places in the country to hold UBER and LYFT to account with the minimum fair pay standards that make this type of enforcement action possible. We salute the Department of Labor and Industries for their tireless work on behalf of drivers and other workers facing labor rights violations. But the fight is never over! Have you experienced violations of your rights on the road? Do you believe you may have received less than the full pay to which you’re entitled? Reach out to Drivers Union and let our team of experienced driver advocates help you enforce your rights. Drivers Union is the voice for UBER, LYFT, and other TNC drivers in Washington State, facilitating driver organizing, advocating for drivers at the policy and regulatory levels, and operating the Driver Resource Center, which provides outreach and support to the state’s tens of thousands of drivers. To support the work of Drivers Union and help build driver power, please consider becoming a member today. Read more

New Guidelines for For-Hire permits

New Guidelines for For-Hire permits Read more

Historic Paid Family & Medical Leave Win for WA Drivers

Today, with the passage HB 1570 in the Washington State Senate, UBER & LYFT drivers in Washington state will become the first in the nation to win the right to Paid Family and Medical Leave. Read more

Support the family of slain Uber driver Mahamadou Kabba

Help support the family of Mahamadou Kabba, who was shot and killed while working as rideshare driver in the Seattle, Washington area. Read more

Does UBER speak your language?

Complete UBER's language survey to make sure you're heard in your language. Read more

Seattle Paid Sick Leave: Use It Or Lose It

Seattle paid sick time for Uber & Lyft drivers will expire at the end of the year as we transition to a new statewise system. Click here to learn how to claim the benefit you earned. Read more

Survey Finds Drivers Union Crucial to Connecting Drivers to Support

A recent survey finds that most King County Uber and Lyft drivers' access to support services and benefits is facilitated by Drivers Union. Read more

Uber Deactivation Guidelines

Thanks to our success in passing HB 2076, The Expand Fairness Act, Uber has now published a written background check policy for Washington drivers for the first time ever. Read more

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