Category Archives: labor

Judge issues preliminary injunction in lawsuit over Uber drivers’ union

Today Judge Robert Lasnik granted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance authorizing Uber and Lyft drivers to engage in collective bargaining. But it wasn’t all good news for the Chamber of Commerce and its member companies.

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OLS releases draft rules on secure scheduling

After several months of work, the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has published a draft set of rules for implementing the secure scheduling ordinance passed by the Council last September.  Tuesday morning, they briefed the City Council on the rulemaking process and what topics they felt the need to address in those rules.

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FAS approves Teamsters as first Qualified Driver Representative for Uber/Lyft Drivers

Today the Department of Finance and Administrative Services approved Teamsters Local 117 as the first Qualified Driver Representative organization authorized to represent for-hire drivers that drive for Uber, Lyft and other transportation companies.

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