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.
Last week the Seattle Finance and Administrative Services department published their proposed rules for the process of unionizing the drivers of Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Companies (aka TNCs or “Driver Coordinators”).
The outcome of yesterday’s Council budget meeting tops the news this morning.
Budget chair Tim Burgess’s plan for this year was to use two rounds of discussion to build most of the 2017-2018 budget by consensus, leaving today’s meeting to hash out whatever controversies remain. That is exactly how it played out, and even today’s meeting had few major conflicts.
There aren’t a lot of meetings this week, but they ought to be informative.
Yesterday’s committee hearing on homeless encampment sweeps tops the news this morning.
Yesterday’s Council vote to ratify the secure scheduling ordinance tops the news today.
This afternoon the full City Council voted 9-0 to approve the proposed “secure scheduling” ordinance.