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Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize
December 14, 2015 / 11:32 PM / 2 years ago

Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Seattle on Monday became the first major U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for Uber and Lyft the right to unionize, the latest twist in a heated debate about how workers for app-based ride services should be treated.

The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The law approved by the Seattle City Council recognizes the right of drivers for on-demand ride companies known as Transportation Network Companies, as well as taxi and other for-hire drivers, to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.

Reporting By Heather Somerville; Editing by Alan Crosby

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