Quartz: On-demand workers’ right to organize: Seattle, 1, Uber 0

Quartz, 1/7/2016

Seattle just made history. On Dec. 15, and over the strong objections of industry behemoth Uber, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance permitting for-hire drivers, including those that drive for Uber and Lyft as well as taxi drivers, to organize and collectively bargain with the companies they work for.


Second, Seattle has established that the arrogance and power of the on-demand economy can be overcome by the collective power of workers and their communities.