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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Protecting TNC Drivers and Consumers

May 23, 2018TNC Comparison Graphic

Nick is committed to justice and fairness for workers and consumers.

Drivers with Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are stuck in a legal limbo – it’s not clear whether they are employees or independent contractors (take a look at the graphic, click to see a larger version). Many drivers have said they want to have a voice in the workplace – and a place to resolve disputes.

Yesterday, City Council unanimously took action to support TNC drivers.

Council directed Portland Bureau of Transportation staff to develop a proposal for a TNC Wage Board – a community oversight group to be made up of TNC representatives, drivers, and consumers.

This is an important step to support workers and consumers in our changing economy.

Background

Supporting TNC Drivers

Nick Fish Blog

Media

Regulating Ride Hailing Companies

OPB's Think Out Loud featuring Commissioner Fish

 

Portland City Council Approves Resolution on the Rights of Uber Drivers

Don McIntosh in NW Labor Press

 

Portland City Council Endorses New Worker Board for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune