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Seattle drivers caravan for higher pay, better conditions at Uber and Lyft

Ride hail drivers took their vehicles on a slow procession through Seattle neighborhoods today to call for better working conditions at Uber and Lyft. Read more

Uber and Lyft Drivers to Caravan Through Seattle Neighborhoods

Uber and Lyft drivers will caravan together through Seattle neighborhoods to City Hall on Thursday to demand fair pay, a due process to appeal deactivations, and a voice. Read more

ABDA Report - Uber & Lyft Take More, Pay Drivers Less

Ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft are pocketing an increasing share from what passengers pay while drivers are earning less, according to a new report released today by the App-Based Drivers Association.  Read more

Seattle Uber & Lyft Drivers to Hold Speak Out! Event

Seattle Uber and Lyft drivers will hold a Driver Speak Out! event and press conference on Wednesday to highlight increasingly high company take rates, low driver pay, issues around deactivation and other driver concerns as Uber prepares to go public later this week. Read more

What's Uber's new "Share Adjustment"?

The typical seasonal slowdown has hit hard, but thanks to many of you there may also be some good news this winter. Read more

Drivers applaud judge's dismissal of lawsuit challenging bargaining law

Drivers Call on Uber to Stop Efforts to Block their Right to Have a Voice Seattle for-hire drivers who are seeking to unionize under the city’s new collective bargaining law applauded a federal judge’s ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenging the law. “We’ve been waiting for this day, waiting to join the union and to have the right to negotiate with Uber,” said Mustafe Abdi, who has been driving with Uber for three years. Abdi, who is a member of the App-Based Drivers Association (ABDA), listed a number of concerns he and other for-hire drivers would like to address at the bargaining table. “We need to talk about the rates and deactivation and other things. We don’t have medical, we don’t have retirement. We don’t have Social Security. We don’t feel safe when we drive our cars. This is good news for all drivers in Seattle.” "We’ve been waiting for this day, waiting to join the union and to have the right to negotiate with Uber." Uber and Lyft drivers sought assistance from Teamsters Local 117 to improve working conditions in Seattle’s personal transportation industry. In 2014, drivers formed ABDA to promote fairness, justice, and transparency in the industry. “Judge Lasnik’s ruling puts drivers one step closer to being able to freely exercise their right to have a voice and unionize under the new law,” said John Scearcy, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 117. “We hope Uber will respect the judge’s decision, stop its efforts to block the law, and recognize that, just like millions of other workers across the country, for-hire drivers have a basic right to self-determination and to stand together with the representative of their choosing to improve their pay and working conditions. We will continue to help drivers fight for that right.” For now, the Seattle law is still on hold until the court rules on a separate case.

Uber tries to block its drivers from having a voice…AGAIN

Uber has spent the better part of two years trying to stop their drivers from having a voice. They have repeatedly blocked their drivers’ right to unionize in the courts, run anti-Union ads in the Seattle Times and during a nationally-televised Seahawks game. They even have their own podcast aimed at silencing drivers. Read more

More delays to collective bargaining law

Yesterday the city council voted to postpone drivers' right under the law to have a voice. Read more

Pressure from ABDA Drivers Leads to Minimum Fare Increase

When Uber drivers come together and speak out with one voice, good things happen. Just two days after drivers packed a hearing room at City Hall to demand swift, fair implementation of the City’s new collective bargaining law, the company announced that it would raise its minimum fare from $4.00 to $4.80. Read more

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging collective bargaining lawJudge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Seattle's Collective Bargaining Law

Taxi, Uber and Lyft Drivers in Seattle scored a major victory this week when a federal judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the Seattle ordinance giving drivers collective bargaining rights. Read more

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