Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Uber To Offer Union Representation To Drivers In NYC

Uber is now offering union representation, free of charge, to all 35,000 New York City drivers. I wonder if this is going to eventually go nationwide or just be a local thing in NYC? I guess we'll all know soon enough.

"Forming this Guild is crucial for thousands of drivers who need a stronger voice and gives organized labor an opportunity to shape the new economy in a way that supports and values workers and their families," said James Conigliaro Jr., founder of the Independent Drivers Guild. Uber has been trying to repair a sometimes rocky relationship with its drivers across the country. Some drivers have filed lawsuits contending that they should be classified as employees rather than contractors.