The legal battle over your rights as taxicab operators to collectively bargain continues to unfold.
As you recall, the US Chamber of Commerce is trying to stop the new law that gives drivers the right to bargain with their dispatch companies over their wages, hours and working conditions.
In March, the Chamber filed a lawsuit with the City of Seattle saying that dispatch companies would be damaged by the new law.
The City of Seattle responded by filing a motion to dismiss the Chamber's lawsuit. The City argued that the Chamber has not shown how dispatch companies would be harmed by the new legislation.
As soon as the judge in the case rules on the City's motion, we will let you know. In the meantime, it is important to continue to organize and stand together with other drivers.
No matter how the legal battle plays out, the fact remains: Taxicab operators need a voice. They need the ability to stand together collectively to ensure that they have basic rights and humane, dignified working conditions.
Together, we can build power and win respect for taxicab operators.