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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Unionizing Uber?
City Inside/Out: Unionizing Uber?

POLL: Unions for rideshare drivers?

Do drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft and Eastside for Hire need a union? Some drivers say they want more guarantees of a livable wage, but other drivers argue the city's new law will take away their flexibility while forcing them to pay union dues. Uber has filed a lawsuit challenging the ordinance. Should ridesharing and cab companies be forced to turn over their driver rosters to the Teamsters? The future of rideshares and cabs in Seattle is revving up into a major legal battle.

On the show:
Devan Aguilar, Uber Rider
Matthew Eng, Strategic Advisor, Finance & Administrative Services, City of Seattle
Dawn Gearhart, Policy Coordinator, Teamsters Local 117
Takele Gobena, Uber Driver
Debra Jeffs-Grad, Uber Driver
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council
Brooke Steger, General Manager, Uber Pacific NW
Fasil Teka, App-Based Drivers Association (ABDA)
Abdul Yusuf, Manager, Eastside for Hire