Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are on the verge of a head-on collision with elected leaders in the streets of Seattle.
The city Council was the first in the nation to pass a regulation, whereby the join driver demand, of a trade Union. At the back, against the vote, Uber and Lyft sued the city over an entirely different thing to push now.
The city Prosecutor wants to argue to the release of information to the public, such as locations that show where Uber and Lyft passengers are to be picked up and to be sold to, they are regulating the app-based company, which is the same as Taxis.
“At the end of the day, you do the same, you drive people from point A to point B,” said Michael Ryan, an assistant city attorney. “It is only the method through which you can travel purchases that you are different.”
But the companies say that the information in question secrets, business sensitive, and the release it might harm your company.
The battle in Seattle, meanwhile, is only one example of a debate that takes place all over the country.
In June, Uber and Lyft market moved from Austin, Texas, a mandate that all drivers pass a fingerprint background check. The company, which already has the background to do checks and say fingerprint is unnecessary and potentially unfair to drivers, who had arrests dating years.
Leave Austin took away from the 10,000 app-based drivers.
In the midst of the regulatory push-to-treat businesses like the taxi industry, Uber and Lyft claim that they are really technology companies, which simply created the largest platforms in the growing gig economy. They provide a way for the driver to make an income to save with their cars, and for driver, time, and money.
To earn a this driver, Deborah Jeffs, drives for About 10 hours per week, money, pad-Finance their vacation.
A retired nurse, Jeffs belonged to a Union, and wants no part of the fees. She’s angry about the Teamsters and taxi-cab companies for the pressing of a union vote, a system it says would drive you off the road.
“I think that in a capitalist market, competition is beautiful and important,” Jeffs said. To compete with, “so, if the Taxis want to come up with Uber and Lyft, why did you not offer some of the same services, or why they are not more beautiful?”
The upcoming union vote in Seattle is controversial, in large part, because not all the riders say that have-but if the union is approved, you must join all the riders.
Only drivers who get 52 rides over the last three months a voice. That leaves several thousand, without a voice.
In a statement, Lyft called the proposal undemocratic.
The Council members refused requests from Fox News for comment.
Dan Springer Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in August 2001 as a Seattle-based correspondent.