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.