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Unionize Uber? Legal fight over Seattle drivers draws national attention

Teamster union organizer Mondher Almamar CQ asks an Uber driver to come to the Seattle City Council meeting next week and to show solidarity.

The city has given Teamsters Local 117 permission to begin trying to organize drivers, and companies must turn over drivers’ contact information to the group by April 3. That is, unless the court intervenes.

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