Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2022, 1:32 AM

Uber, Lyft and Teamsters Seek Gig Compromise in Washington State

Josh Eidelson
Josh Eidelson
Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and the Teamsters are trying to forge a legislative compromise over the coming weeks in Washington State -- the sort of deal with labor the companies have sought for years.

At a Wednesday labor committee hearing, state House lawmakers considered a bill that would give ride-hail drivers new perks such as paid sick leave, while also deeming them not to be employees with full traditional workplace rights.

“It has been a real joint effort between transportation network companies -- Uber and Lyft -- and the Teamsters union who represents the drivers,” the bill’s ...