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PWF & NELP Host On-Demand Economy Strategy Session

February 11, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

The Partnership, together with the National Employment Law Project, co-convened a movement gathering of unions, worker centers, and national networks to share analysis and strategy on how to support workers organizing in the on-demand economy. The strategy session came at a key moment.

Affiliate Sage Helps Win Historic Seattle Driver Legislation

February 11, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

In a significant vote last December, Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation that gave all for-hire (Lyft, Uber, taxi and limo) drivers the right to a legally recognized voice on the job. This innovative new law made the city the first in the country to extend the ability to collectively negotiate for better work conditions to drivers currently classified as independent contractors.

Labor Secretary Looks to Affiliate Working Partnerships USA for Worker Voice Innovations

February 11, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

Late last month, US Labor Secretary Tom Perez travelled to Silicon Valley to hear from the working people and community leaders who are using their ingenuity to tackle the extreme inequality that is now facing the area.

For Immediate Release: Uber/Taxi Legislation Report

December 11, 2015 -- Partnership for Working Families

In advance of Seattle Council’s Monday vote to grant all for-hire drivers a voice on the job, a new report reveals collective bargaining increases safety and reliability in city transportation systems. It also finds that the benefits of giving workers a mechanism to speak out for change go beyond drivers, extending to the entire community.

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