Judge Stays Seattle Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

April 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - A federal judge in Seattle issued a preliminary injunction Apr. 4 delaying the city’s law that lets “ride sharing” taxi drivers unionize, until a legal challenge to the law is settled.

Teamster Carhaul Members Ratify Contract

April 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Teamster carhaul members have ratified a new national auto transporters contract, the union announced Mar. 30, with more than 86% voting yes.

ATU: Improve Working Conditions for Uber & LYFT Drivers

April 4, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY –  On March 27th, leadership from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181-1061 and drivers for transportation network companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft, discussed improving working conditions and a union vote for drivers with Taxi and Limousine (TLC) Commissioner Meera Joshi.

D.C. Ambulance Workers Vote to Unionize

March 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Workers at the company handling Washington’s ambulance services have voted for union representation.

Nissan Nixes Neutrality at Mississippi Plant

March 29, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Canton, MI - Nissan Motor Co. has refused a demand by the United Auto Workers that it stay neutral and not interfere with the union’s efforts to organize workers at its Mississippi plant here.

Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit

March 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.

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