TappCar is a new Edmonton, Canada-based ride-hailing service The New Rideshare company invites Teamsters to organize drivers Counter to the anti-union behavior from rival companies Uber and Lyft, TappCar a new Canadian rideshare company has welcomed the Teamsters Union to organize it's drivers. The company spokesman said unionization will help the company maintain a stable and satisfied workforce. Read more here. Read more
Uber Driver Peter Kuel speaking to the press at Seattle City Hall in December 2015 Did Uber retaliate against driver Peter Kuel for speaking out? An outspoken Uber driver who supports unionization and has been critical of the company in the press was stripped of his ability to work on the Uber app without notice last week. Peter Kuel, who has driven for Uber since 2014, said he was given inconsistent, unfounded reasons for the deactivation of his account when he visited Uber’s Seattle offices in an attempt to resolve the issue. “I went to Uber several times to try to get an answer. Every time I went there, they told me something different,” Kuel said. Read more
via think progress “My rent’s due and I’m struggling. I’m sweating bullets trying to make ends meet over here,” said Tanya Forister, a full-time Uber driver in Tampa, Florida. “I’ve had to work twice as hard to make half of what I used to make.” Forister is one of hundreds of drivers nationwide protesting Uber’s fare cuts in January as a part of its “Beating the Winter Slump” campaign in more than 100 cities to increase ridership. When Forister, a 49 year-old single mother, started working for Uber in April, it was a gift. She was making $700 to $800 a week and upgraded her car so she could take more riders using Uber XL. Things were going well. Read more
Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions through an initiative passed 8-0 by the City Council today. Read more
Drivers Rally at City Hall, Call on Council to Pass O'Brien Legislation. Read more
How 2 drivers at Uber started a movement. Read more
For-hire drivers will rally on Nov. 18 calling on the @SeattleCouncil to pass legislation that will give them a voice. Read more
On October 2, drivers in Seattle's for-hire industry took another huge step towards having dignity and a voice at work! Your calls, emails, and outstanding showing of support helped to secure a unanimous 7-0 vote at Seattle City Council’s meeting of the Finance and Culture Committee. Let's thank the members of the City Council who voted to support this groundbreaking legislation! Fill out your information below to send an email to the Councilmembers who are supporting drivers. Thank you!