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Seattle 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 five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

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

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