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Uber Drivers Flirt With The Teamsters

Posted on September 2, 2014

DISAPPOINTED: Ermias Andebrehan is among the nearly 250 Uber drivers who say they need a union to improve working conditions at the company. Photo from thestranger.com.
DISAPPOINTED: Ermias Andebrehan is among the nearly 250 Uber drivers who say they need a union to improve working conditions at the company. Photo from thestranger.com.


A group of Los Angeles–area Uber drivers has teamed up with Teamsters Local 986. The affiliation doesn't mean the drivers are unionizing. At this point, they couldn't do so if they wanted to because they are not technically employees. But Joseph DeWolf Sandoval, a member of the California App-Based Drivers’ Association (CADA) leadership counsel, says that could change if future court challenges are successful.

LA Weekly article here

Related news: Uber Defends Driver Pay Slash

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