The Teamsters union just got one step closer to its goal of unionizing ride-hail drivers in Seattle, and Uber is pushing back — hard.
The union, which represents truck drivers and warehouse workers, has joined with law enforcement groups in funding opposition to a proposed ballot initiative in November.
Drivers will organize an association in California, supported by the Teamsters Joint Council 7 and a coalition of labor advocates known as Silicon Valley Rising.
East Coast vs. West Coast.
As part of the agreement, the union will have to pay "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to the company.