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City Inside/Out looks at the future of rideshares in Seattle
City Inside/Out: Unionizing Uber?
1/20/201729:26

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

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