Uber has spent the better part of two years trying to stop their drivers from having a voice.
They have repeatedly blocked their drivers’ right to unionize in the courts, run anti-Union ads in the Seattle Times and during a nationally-televised Seahawks game. They even have their own podcast aimed at silencing drivers.
Let's congratulate and welcome a group of 14 Transdev dispatchers who voted to become Teamsters in an NLRB election on February 10.
The dispatchers join 260 drivers at Transdev who became Teamsters in 2015 and won their first Union contract last July.
New Local 117 members at Transdev spend their workdays helping others. They pick up our community’s most vulnerable residents – the elderly and disabled – and transport them to locations across King County. Now, a first-time Teamsters contract will give them the respect they deserve. Yesterday, the newly-organized group voted by an overwhelming margin to approve the contract.
Google and Facebook drivers want to be Teamsters. A group of drivers met with a representative at Google Headquarters in Kirkland today and asked for Teamsters Local 117 to be recognized as their collective bargaining representative.