- December 27, 2016
- Posted by: Zenginler
- Category: News, Taxi Service
Will this Seattle Court Ruling about Uber and Lyft affect Taxi Service here in NJ?
First off, workers for Uber and Lyft are able to unionize. And the question now is “Where?” and “To What Extent?”
Organizing for any group is an important first step to change. However, is something like Ride-Sharing Companies being able to unionize something that the larger public wants to change too?
So while Uber and Lyft workers aspire to unionize, this means that the masses of workers for these companies will be able to push for their interests. Some may say this is a good thing, but we at Garden State Taxi think otherwise.
The majority of the workers for these “Ride Sharing Apps” are generally untrained drivers who are looking for an extra buck. While this quality of labor force reflects their prices, this may not always be appropriate. In addition, we have heard many negative stories of rides gone wrong with these apps. It is important to take note of these negative stories considering the fact that Ride Sharing companies are beginning to look more present in our future.
The ability for Apps like this to have their workers organize means that these Apps and their followings can grow significantly.
Therefore, Garden State Taxi and companies of the like are beginning to realize that we must solidify our presence in the industry. Both in the field and in the office.
In addition, it is important to note the ever dominant difference between Ride Sharing Comps: Garden State Taxi Service and companies of the like know their drivers – and the drivers make Ground Transportation their career, not a side job. NJ and NY see the effect of Ride Sharers on Taxi Service immediately.
NJ Ground Transportation and Taxi Service are like none other. Due to the fact that we are so close to places like NYC and Newark Liberty International Airport. We see workers from places such as Uber taking our business constantly. NJ has been affected along with NYC – for better or for worse. Consequently, there are not many regulations in NJ and NYC just yet for Ride Sharing Apps. All we know is that there must be. However, will the regulations benefit Taxi Service comps, or Ride Sharers?
We will find out. But in the meantime, we are still driving.
“A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle over a landmark law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize.
Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps. As well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.
The litigation unfolded amid a national debate over what level of benefits are owed to workers in the so-called “gig economy.”
Both Uber and Lyft vigorously opposed the measure, arguing that existing federal labor law trumps local legislation.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a federation of more than 3 million businesses, filed a lawsuit in March and asked a Seattle federal judge to suspend the ordinance.
In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik sided with city officials who argued that the lawsuit was filed too early because the ordinance had not yet taken effect. And who said the chamber did not have legal standing to sue because it was not directly impacted…
Read the full article here.