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Drivers are a Step Closer to Winning a Voice at Work!

Last Friday, with your help, drivers took another huge step towards having dignity and a voice at work! Read more

ACT NOW: Tell the City of Seattle to Give Drivers a Voice!

City of Seattle: Give Drivers a Voice! @Teamsters #1u Read more

PETITION: Sign the Bill of Rights for Passengers and Drivers!

PETITION: Sign the Bill of Rights for Passengers and Drivers! #1u Read more

O'Brien Proposal Would Give Uber Drivers a Voice

O'Brien Proposal Would Give Uber Drivers a Voice. Read more

Teamsters Call for Worker Protections in New "Gig Economy"

Teamsters Call for Worker Protections in the "Gig Economy" Read more

ABDA Newsletter - Summer 2015

Find out what's happening with app-based drivers in the #Seattle area in our ABDA newsletter! @Teamsters #1u Read more

Uber drivers are employees, reports Business Insider

The following was reported today by Business Insider:  The California labor commission has ruled Uber drivers are employees, Reuters reports.  It's potentially a huge blow to Uber's business model, at least in California.The decision was made after a San Francisco driver, Barbara Ann Berwick, filed a claim against the company. The commission sided with her largely because it deemed Uber was "involved in every aspect of the operation." Uber is appealing the ruling. Read more

Success in Olympia!

  On May 11th, 2015, Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5550.  Through your collective action, your right to be heard by your city and county government is protected!  This bill additionally makes L&I optional and provides you with real insurance options.  Congratulations!  When we fight, we win!

App-based drivers demand fairness and respect

Limousine and app-based drivers packed the Teamsters Union hall on Sunday to demand fairness and a level playing field in Seattle’s personal transportation industry. The event comes just under a year after the founding of the App-Based Drivers’ Association last May. Read more

TNC Drivers Set to Expand App-Based Drivers' Association

Town cars and app-based drivers from Uber, UberX, Uber Black, Uber XL, Lyft and Sidecar will gather at the Teamsters building in Tukwila this Sunday, May 3 at 4 P.M. in an effort to expand the App-Based Drivers’ Association designed to protect drivers’ rights, promote public safety, and raise standards across Seattle’s personal transportation industry. TNC drivers will be joined by community and political leaders at the event, including members of the Washington State Legislature, King County Council, and Seattle City Council as well as representatives from the Ethiopian and Sudanese community centers. Read more

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