Seattle City Council voted Monday to give Uber drivers the ability to unionize.
The city’s mayor, Ed Murray reportedly won’t sign the ordinance, but that’s okay, as his signature is not required for the bill to be fully accepted.
While the National Labor Relations Act in the United States gives employees the right to collective bargaining, companies like Uber are categorized as independent contractors.
Uber opposed this decision and will likely sue the city, arguing that the law violates federal labour and antitrust laws.
A statement released by the ride-sharing giant claimed that “Uber is creating new opportunities for many people to earn a better living on their own time and their own terms.”
Should Uber drivers in Toronto unionize? Should they organize themselves to make more money from the service they provide, instead of putting everything into Uber’s pocket?