Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2021, 2:15 AM

Labor, Gig Companies Are Said to Be Near Bargaining Deal in N.Y.

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News
Benjamin Penn

New legislation creating collective bargaining rights for gig-economy workers is poised to be introduced in New York State in the coming weeks, according to the president of the Transport Workers Union. If passed, the proposal would represent the fulfillment of a long-sought goal for companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.: a compromise that stops short of making workers into full employees.

TWU President John Samuelsen said the union is backing the proposal after criticizing past deal-making efforts elsewhere. “I had every intention of staying away from it, and now after seeing how much it’ll advance gig ...

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