Season 3, Episode 119

State bill would provide worker protections for Lyft and Uber drivers

Teamsters 117


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John Scearcy

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Teamsters Local 117 Secretary-Treasurer John Scearcy  joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed proposed legislation in Washington state to give Lyft and Uber drivers certain labor protections.

If passed, House Bill 2076 would provide transportation network company drivers collective bargaining rights, protection from deactivation similar to a just cause standard and access to workers’ compensation. The bill is the first of its kind in the nation, he said.

Scearcy also spoke about efforts to organize workers at Amazon and union busting tactics employed by corporations to prevent unionization. 

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about these topics.

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