The top story on Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – explores the push towards unionization of West Coast on-demand drivers.
Drivers for personal transportation company WeDriveU, who drive Facebook employees to and from work, have voted to unionize with the Teamsters. This brings the total to more than 450 shuttle drivers in Silicon Valley who have joined the union in the past twelve months. And last week, Seattle became the first city to give on-demand drivers the right to unionize over pay and working conditions. Hundreds of drivers in the city pushed for this legislation, which could kickstart the unionization effort for these kinds of jobs across the country.
Adam Abrahms - co-founder of this blog - goes into more detail on this trend toward unionization.
See below to view the episode and see our blog post "Teamsters and Technology II – Labor’s 'Silicon Valley Rising' Campaign."