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.
This morning, Council member Lorena Gonzalez launched an effort to secure a paid leave benefit for all employees in Seattle. But she’s not alone: the state legislature is currently working on the same issue.
A few items of note happened at the Council Briefing and Full Council meetings today.
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.
It feels like just piling on at this point, but to add to the city’s legal troubles, yesterday a group of Uber drivers filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle over the ordinance granting drivers the right to collective bargaining.
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.
Everyone knew it was coming: today Uber filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle to stop the collective bargaining process for its drivers from moving forward. But they’ve chosen a strange legal maneuver to do it.
Yesterday the city’s Finance and Administrative Services (FAS)department issued its final rulemaking on the process of Uber and Lyft drivers organizing for collective bargaining.