Hundreds of TNC drivers from Uber and UberX will gather at the Teamsters building in Tukwila this Sunday to launch a new association designed to protect drivers’ rights, promote public safety, and raise standards across Seattle’s personal transportation industry.
At the meeting, drivers are expected to approve by-laws for the association and submit nominations for a leadership council. TNC drivers will be joined by members of the Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association (WWTCOA), who will share their experiences operating their own organization.
TNC drivers made the decision to form the association after a political forum event last month. At the April 13 forum, a panel of Uber drivers expressed a number of concerns about the company, including its arbitrary deactivation of drivers from the Uber app, flaws in the company’s rating system, and the company’s unwillingness to provide sufficient liability coverage to protect drivers and their customers.
TNC drivers will be available to speak with the media before and after the meeting.
WWTCOA Taxi Cab Operators
Tracey A. Thompson - Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 117
Dawn Gearhart - Business Representative, Teamsters Local 117
WHAT/WHEN: TNC DRIVERS’ ASSOCIATION - FOUNDING MEETING
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Teamsters Local 117
14675 Interurban Ave. S. Tukwila, WA 98168