This Week in Seattle: Lawmakers promote equality and development, Uber’s future in the city looks uncertain, and unemployment continues its steady decline. Continue reading for the week’s top regional stories.
Uber exec says future uncertain if Seattle drivers unionize
They’re speeding toward an impasse. Uber is fighting a landmark law that allows Seattle drivers to bargain collectively. Northwest GM Brooke Steger said she’s “unsure of the future of Uber in Seattle,” at an event this week, adding “we don’t know if we will be able to continue to operate here,” if drivers unionize. The law is scheduled to begin rolling out in April but faces several legal challenges.