Teamsters Recruiting Uber Drivers After Settlement of Employee Lawsuit
The Teamsters Joint Council 7, which represents more than 100,000 teamsters, announced plans Friday to form an association for California workers in the ride-hail industry.
Joint Council 7 represents Teamsters across California, from truckers to delivery drivers, and even the recently organized commuter shuttle drivers who ferry technology workers from San Francisco to Silicon Valley.
The effort to organize Uber drivers was already well underway in San Francisco before Thursday’s settlement was reached between the ride-hail giant and former Uber drivers, Rome Aloise, president of Teamsters Joint Council 7, told the San Francisco Examiner.
“We’ve been talking to drivers for some time now, both Uber and Lyft,” he said.